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What is your experience of the economy?

Gordon Brown has promised the economy will return to growth by the turn of the year. What is your personal experience of the economic situation?

It is his first reaction since figures realeased showed that the UK is still in recession.

"My pledge to you is to make reform of the financial sector a reality and to see Britain's economy return to growth by the turn of the year," Mr Brown said.

According to official figures, the UK economy unexpectedly contracted by 0.4% between July and September. This is the first time UK gross domestic product (GDP) has contracted for six consecutive quarters, since records began.

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Published: Friday, 23 October, 2009, 09:12 GMT 10:12 UK

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