As expected the GDP was revised up to 0.3% in the final quarter of 2009 and could possibly be revised up further at the final reading. The second reading is based upon 60% of the data needed to make a complete reading, compared to 40% for the first reading and 80% at the final reading.
For further information see: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=192
It is interesting to note that 0.3% is within the forecast estimates given by economists before the first reading came out. When the preliminary reading was 0.1% (outside of the forecast range) commentators in the press were quick to belittle the economics profession and the forecasts, questioning their competency. I think it is probably time that economists questioned the competency of the press, who fail time and time again to understand statistics and their limitations.