The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has warned there are still “serious concerns” that pose a threat to a sustained recovery in the UK. It delivered the warning despite reporting a growth of between 0.6% and 0.7% in the UK economy in the three months to the end of June. It said that “sluggish growth” in the services sector and price pressures for manufacturers still posed risks moving forward. It added that underlying weaknesses in the economy remain, "which cannot be ignored if we are to avoid a relapse into recession". However, it stuck by predictions for growth of up to 0.7% both in the second and third quarter, before predicting a further stall as austerity measures take effect later in the year. The ONS said firms enjoyed the biggest rise in manufacturing home sales since the second quarter of 2007 during the three months to June 30, while the result for export sales was the best since the third quarter of 2006. It added that employment conditions improved markedly, although confidence levels among service sector firms weakened in a "disappointing setback".