Economy will grow at a 6.5pc pace in 2021, according to a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
The IFS said that the economy expanded at 6pc in the second quarter of 2020, compared to a year earlier.
However, the figures have fallen well short of economists expectations.
It has been projecting a 6pc growth rate for 2021, up from 6.2pc in 2020.
This is despite a global financial crisis, the sharp drop in sterling and the fall in oil prices, which has led to the global recession.
The ICS said that it was not surprising that the recovery from the global financial downturn is slower than predicted.
In particular, the report said that there are no signs that the financial system has been fully restored and that it is still not entirely clear how the recovery will play out.
There are also concerns about the outlook for public finances, with the number of unemployed people rising by 6.4pc to over 4.1m in the year to March, according the IFS.
There were also fears that the UK could experience another recession, as the economy shrank by 0.7pc in June to 0.4% growth.
It said that unemployment would be 3.6m by the end of 2020.
There was a 4.2% drop in the UK labour force in the first quarter of 2021, while the number unemployed in the country was up by 0