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....UK inflation held steady last month, as rising prices for food and clothing were offset by lower air fares. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index remained at 2. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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UK inflation rate remains at 2.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 08:32:36 AM
....UK inflation held steady last month, as rising prices for food and clothing were offset by lower air fares. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index remained at 2. ...
Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:14:20 AM
....Paul Hollingsworth at Capital Economics said the figures would give some reassurance that higher inflation had not brought growth in consumer spending to a halt. Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index jumped to 2. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:23:51 AM
.... . Separate ONS figures found that the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index inlfation measure, rose by 2. ...
UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:34:06 AM
....Rising fuel and food prices helped to push last month's inflation rate to the highest since September 2013. Inflation as measured by the Office for National Statistics' Consumer Prices Index (CPI) jumped to 2. ...
Price of stamps to rise next month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:27:51 PM
.... A large second class letter will go up by 1p to 76p. The increases are in line with the rise in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), which rose by 1. ...
Pound falls on May's Brexit comments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:15:35 AM
.... Last week, a string of economic surveys indicated that companies were facing rising price pressures as import costs increased. November's Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate was 1. ...
UK inflation at two-year high as clothing prices rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:34:38 AM
....9% in October. November's Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate was the highest since October 2014, when it stood at 1. ...
Inflation jumps to two-year high of 1.2 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:34:00 AM
....2 per cent November from 0. 9 per cent in October - the highest level since October 2014 - as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed today. ...
Train fares to rise by average of 2.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:34:15 AM
...."Passengers will now want to see the industry's investment deliver a more reliable day-to-day railway," said Anthony Smith, chief executive of the watchdog Transport Focus. "The government should consider setting rail fare rises around the Consumer Prices Index instead to bring rail fares into line with other recognised measures of inflation. ...
UK inflation rate falls to 0.9% in October image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:32:54 AM
....The UK inflation rate registered a surprise fall in October, although there were signs that the pressure on consumer prices is starting to build. Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation fell to 0. ...
Inflation means inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 11:20:43 PM
....He was speaking in response to supermarket chain Tesco's recent spat with Unilever, which was trying to pass on its higher costs incurred because of sterling's weakness - though that dispute has since been resolved. The cost of food is an important factor in calculating the overall inflation rate, the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), which is published on a monthly basis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
UK inflation rate holds steady at 0.6% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 08:33:23 AM
....6% in the year to August. The UK inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was unchanged from July. ...
Savers woe: Inflation rises seeing cost of living spike as cash returns diminish image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:18:00 PM
....It is the fastest rise in inflation since November 2014, but the measure is still very low in historic terms - and far below the Bank of England's target of two per cent. Last month's rise, measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) under the Office for National Statistics (ONS), means a typical basket of bills, services and goods that cost £100 a year ago would today cost £100. ...
Fuel prices push up UK inflation rate to 0.6% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 08:37:00 AM
....Rising fuel prices helped to push the UK's inflation rate higher last month, according to official figures. The annual inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 0. ...
Regulated rail fares to rise by 1.9% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:16:29 AM
....The Campaign for Better Transport, which said the latest increase was a "real slap in the face to long-suffering commuters", reiterated its call for RPI to be scrapped as the measure for fare increases. It said the government should switch to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure, which is already used for pensions and most benefits. ...
Rising air fares push up the cost of living in Britain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 03:31:00 PM
....5 per cent last month, up from 0. 3 per cent in May, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) under the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
'Pensions' delicate balance' post Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 09:00:01 PM
.... . One option is to base the scheme's annual increase on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation measure, which is usually below the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure currently used. ...
Brexit joy for savers: EU Referendum vote could at last lift interest rates  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 05:18:00 PM
.... The cost of living was at just 0. 3 per cent in May, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), and has been close to zero for the past year - far short of the Bank's two per cent target. ...
Interest rate hike more likely as inflation hits 15 month high image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 04:12:00 PM
....Inflation increased by more than expected to 0. 5 per cent in the year to March, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
What's in store for business? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 06:51:53 PM
....He could decide to change the rate at which rates go up from the hardly used Retail Prices Index currently at 1. 3% to the more commonly used and usually lower Consumer Prices Index - currently at 0. ...
Cost of living reaches 12-month high but interest rates to stay low image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 01:38:00 PM
....Inflation increased to 0. 3 per cent in the year to January, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
UK inflation rises to 0.3% in January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 09:32:13 AM
....UK inflation edged up to a 12 month high in January, as a fall in petrol prices eased. Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, rose by 0. ...
UK inflation rate rises to 0.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 10:22:28 AM
....The UK's inflation rate rose to an 11-month high in December, with a sharp rise in air fares offsetting falling food and clothing prices. The rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 0. ...
Cost of living is rising... but only by 0.1 per cent  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 01:10:00 PM
. The cost of living in Britain has been falling in recent months, but in the year to November managed to scrape back into positive territory, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
UK inflation rate turns positive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 09:41:04 AM
....The UK's inflation rate turned positive in November for the first time in four months, official figures show. The rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 0. ...
Bank votes 8-1 to hold rates at 0.5% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 12:37:59 PM
....The minutes of the meeting showed policymakers concentrated on the continuing subdued inflation environment. Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) stood at -0. ...
Deflation is a phantom that we are wrong to worry about image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 11:55:24 PM
. Why are we so paranoid about deflation? “The second successive month of falling prices” proclaimed the headlines after Tuesday’s figures for the October Consumer Prices Index. ...
Gender pay gap almost unchanged image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 11:25:05 AM
....9%, the first real terms increase since 2008. That was helped by the fact that the Consumer Prices Index fell by 0. ...
Cost of living still falling as the economy stays in deflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of November 2015 11:32:00 AM
....A basket of goods and services that cost £100 a year ago would now be a little cheaper at the cost £99. 90, as measured by Consumer Prices Index (CPI). ...
Expat investments and savings: how best to make the most of your money? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 10:56:32 AM
.... As it happens, the current rates of inflation across the world – with some notable exceptions – are helping us all to stay that little bit wealthier. For example, inflation based on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in Germany for this year is 0pc, in France it is 0. ...
What is the current state of the UK economy? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 12:22:04 AM
Isa limit likely to be frozen in 2016 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 11:03:35 AM
.... The Isa limit is linked to each September's inflation figure. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure last September was 1. ...
Blow to savers as Britain is back in deflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 10:14:00 AM
....A typical basket of shopping bought in the UK for £100 a year ago would cost even less at £99. 90 today, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). ...
Should I top up my state pension? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 11:05:43 PM
....Click HERE to use the calculator. The top-up payments will rise with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). ...
Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 11:26:54 AM
....”. The outlook for Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation – currently at zero – is weaker than the Bank had previously forecast and eases any immediate pressure on policymakers to raise rates. ...
VIDEO: How wheat surplus affected inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 12:55:23 PM
....1% in July. The rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell partly due to a drop in fuel prices. ...
British household spending boosted as inflation drops to zero  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 10:51:00 AM
....UK inflation dropped to zero in August, from 0. 1 per cent in July, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). ...
UK inflation rate falls back to 0% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 08:32:31 AM
....1%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell due to a smaller rise in clothing prices from a year ago and cheaper fuel prices, the ONS said. ...
Rooftop solar panels to lose '£3,840' payout in drastic cull to green subsidies image
.... . The way in which tariffs increase will also change from the Retail Prices Index to the benchmark measure of inflation, the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) which tends to be lower. ...
Inflation inches up to 0.1% shortening odds of an early interest rate rise image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 11:17:13 AM
....77 cent to $1. 5665 against the dollar and racked up similar ground against the euro as the Consumer Prices Index — forecast to stay becalmed at 0% — ticked up to 0. ...
'Foolish to pre-announce' rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 04:44:59 AM
...."As one fund manager said recently, interest rate rises are like cockroaches - they tend to come along in groups," she said. The Consumer Prices Index, the most commonly used measure of inflation, fell to 0% in June, while earlier this week, the cost of a barrel of crude oil fell below $50, its lowest point since April. ...
Super Thursday: UK interest rates held by Bank of England and hike unlikely before 2016 image
....The pound immediately weakened in response to the news. The main measure of inflation the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) turned negative in April this year for the first time since 1960, it has since increased slightly to zero. ...
Private rents rising by 2.5% a year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 10:14:13 AM
....8% in Wales. Over the same period general inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was nil. ...
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....“It’s no surprise that notice accounts and fixed rate bonds are on the up, as they are favoured by the challenger banks that are bringing competition back into the savings landscape,” said Susan Hannums of SavingsChampion. Meanwhile the inflation figures released yesterday that showed that the Consumer Prices Index fell from 0. ...
Cost of living in Britain frozen as inflation falls to zero  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 09:24:00 AM
. A drop in the price of food and clothes pushed inflation down, as well as smaller rises in the cost of air fares, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). ...
UK interest rates still at record low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 11:20:23 AM
....Analysts say the Bank is under no pressure to raise rates yet with inflation near record lows. Inflation, as measured by Consumer Prices Index, was all but flat at 0. ...
Savers cashing in their final-salary pensions see payouts fall image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 10:50:38 AM
.... . Another reason for falling valutations is pension schemes starting to link people's pension increases to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), a notoriously suppressed measure of inflation which is currently running below 1pc a year. ...
Don't weep for old economic targets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 20th of June 2015 05:15:51 AM
....The headline unemployment figure is generally higher than the claimant count because it includes some people who are looking for work but not eligible for benefits such as students looking for vacation work or people who are only looking for part-time work. What about the Retail Prices Index? It used to be our headline measure of inflation, but it was replaced with the Consumer Prices Index and two years ago it was decided that it too was not good enough to carry the National Statistics designation. ...
Inflation returns to Britain as cost of living rises again  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 09:11:00 AM
.... It comes after inflation turned negative for the first time since 1960 in April, to give household spending power a welcomed lift. But the boost has been short-lived after prices started rising - albeit slowly - again last month, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). ...
UK inflation rate turns positive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 08:38:50 AM
....Transport costs helped the UK's inflation rate turn positive in May after one month of negative inflation. Inflation, as measured by Consumer Prices Index (CPI), rose to 0. ...
Joy for consumers: Britain falls into deflation for first time since 1960 as prices plunge image
....The cost of living dropped to -0. 1 per cent, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) said the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. ...
Bank of England cuts growth forecast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 10:23:27 AM
....Inflation was 0% in March for a second month, well below the Bank's 2% target. The figure marks the lowest rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation since estimates of the measure began in 1988. ...
Bank of England unanimous on rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:28:29 AM
.... . Bank policymakers expect the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) to fall into negative territory in the coming months and to remain low this year. ...
 Bargain Britain: Boost for consumers as UK inflation remains at zero but DEFLATION nears image
....It means that a typical basket of goods in the UK that cost £100 a year ago would cost exactly the same amount today. However, the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was shown to have decreased by a fraction on the month prior after it dropped to - 0. ...
UK inflation rate remains at zero image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 08:38:02 AM
....Cheaper clothing and footwear, offset by a rise in petrol prices, helped to maintain the rate at 0% for a second month, official figures show. The figure was the lowest rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation since estimates of the measure began in the late 1980s. ...
VIDEO: Robert Peston on UK's low inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of March 2015 07:03:18 PM
.... . Lower food prices and cheaper imports led to the latest fall in the Consumer Prices Index. ...
ONS now using e-cig refills and craft beers to calculate the rate of inflation image
.... Specialist craft beers go into the basket for the first time after an explosion in the number of microbreweries. And the rise in the number of ex-smokers who now “vape” means the cost of e-cigarette refills will be included in the calculation of the Consumer Prices Index next week. ...
E-cigarettes and craft beers in updated inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of March 2015 10:28:10 AM
....The inflation rate currently stands at a record low of 0. 3%, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index. ...
Bank of England's Mark Carney: Low inflation temporary image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of February 2015 12:19:43 PM
....3% in January, well below the Bank's 2% target. The figure marks the lowest rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation since estimates of the measure began in 1988. ...
UK inflation hits record low of 0.3% image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of February 2015 10:21:02 AM
....Falling fuel prices and supermarket price wars have contributed to the slow-down of the rate of inflation, boosting household spending power. The Consumer Prices Index’s (CPI) measure showed that last month’s inflation rate was down from 0. ...
Bank of England could cut interest rates further as inflation edges towards zero image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 12th of February 2015 11:18:33 AM
....Bank of England Governor Mark Carney suggested an interest rate rise could come sooner than financial markets expect, in an announcement that sent the pound higher against the dollar. The inflation report predicted its Consumer Prices Index (CPI) benchmark slipping to zero this year, against the backdrop of a dramatic 50 per cent-plus plunge in oil prices since last summer, falling food prices and a round of cuts to gas and electricity bills from suppliers. ...
Bank of England's MPC members Martin Weale and Ian McCafferty drop call for interest rate rise image
....Fears over persistent low inflation forced the Bank of England’s two "hawks" to drop their calls for an interest-rate rise in a stunning U-turn, it has emerged. The change of heart from monetary policy committee members Martin Weale and Ian McCafferty — who have been voting for a rate rise since August — came after the Bank’s official Consumer Prices Index inflation benchmark slipped to an almost 15-year low of just 0. ...
George Osborne plans new budget surplus rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 01:33:07 AM
....Economists have warned the fall means an outright drop in prices is possible. The chancellor said the sharp drop in the Consumer Prices Index was "almost entirely driven by external factors such as the oil price", which has more than halved since June, and is "much more welcome than in the eurozone", where inflation has fallen to -0. ...

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