Britain’s consumers and businesses showed no sign of reining in their spending ahead of the country’s Brexit vote in June, official data showed on Friday, adding to signs that the economy went into the referendum in strong shape.

Households increased their spending by the most since before the financial crisis in the second quarter, the Office for National Statistics said.

The data also showed investment by businesses unexpectedly rose between April and June – a period which mostly covered the run-up to the shock decision by voters to leave the European Union on June 23 – compared with the previous three months.

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