The Office for National Statistics is expected to release its revised figure for GDP for the first quarter of 2010, after initially reporting GDP growth of 0.2 per cent for the quarter.

The figure was hit by snow and cold weather at the start of the year and was below the 0.4 per cent growth hoped for by economists.

It is hoped that tomorrow's figure for the first quarter could be revised upwards thanks to a strong 0.7 per cent increase in industrial output in the quarter, the strongest growth for four years. Stronger than expected industrial production figures for February are also expected to help raise the initial GDP estimate.