Time off work for millions of Britons next Monday means the economy will have had two more public holidays than usual in 2022

The UK’s recession-threatened economy rebounded in July, data showed Monday but is set to receive a further hit from a public holiday marking next week’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

British gross domestic product expanded 0.2 percent after a drop of 0.6 percent in June, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.

June’s big decline had been attributed partly to an extra public holiday for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years on the throne before her passing last week.

Another public holiday is scheduled next Monday for the queen’s state funeral.

Mourners later Monday get the first opportunity to pay respects before the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, as it lies in an Edinburgh cathedral where successor King Charles III will mount a vigil.

The queen died in Scotland last Thursday, aged 96.

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