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Inflation stays at 2.7%

The latest inflation figures for the UK were published this week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  The main rate of inflation used in the UK is now the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). The CPI figure for the year to … Continue reading

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What do the inflation figures actually mean?

With the latest inflation figures showing RPI at 5.6% pa and CPI (the governments preferred measure) sitting at 5.2% pa it easy to be startled by the headlines – inflation is currently high and well above the Bank of England’s target of … Continue reading

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The Latest Inflation Figures aren’t Bad News for Everyone

The inflation figures for the UK economy released on 18th October 2011 for the year ending in September 2011 have confirmed the continuing upward trend.  The Retail Prices Index (RPI) measurement is now 5.6% pa (the highest since June 1991) and … Continue reading

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Riots on the railways?

The latest inflation figures (released on 16th August 2011) provided no surprises with CPI increasing to 4.4% (up 0.2% from June) and RPI steady at 5.0%. So what has this got to do with rioting and railways? Quite a lot actually… … Continue reading

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Inflation is inflating

Inflation figures (released on 16th August 2011) provided no surprises as CPI increased to 4.4% (up 0.2% from June) and RPI remained steady at 5.0%. Risers Unusually there was not one single component that drove the increase in CPI annual … Continue reading

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