The seasonally adjusted Index of Services increased by 0.7 per cent in July 2012 compared with July 2011
Three of the four service sector components increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago
Government & other services increased by 1.6 per cent and business services & finance increased by 0.8 per cent. These were the largest contributions to the increase
Between June 2012 and July 2012, service sector output increased by 1.1 per cent
The earliest period open for revision in this release is January 2011
In 2012, the end of May bank holiday was moved to June and there was an additional bank holiday added to June, due to the Diamond Jubilee. These changes resulted in two fewer working days in June, which may have had a contributing effect to the relatively strong month on month growth rate for July.