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Inflation spikes again

Sarah Davidson

August 14, 2012

The largest upward pressures on the change in the CPI rate came from transport (particularly air fares) and clothing and footwear while the largest upward pressures on the change in the RPI rate came from the purchase of cars, air fares, clothing and footwear and housing.

Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, said: “Overall, we are still seeing a downward trend in UK inflation which should eventually help households regain some of their purchasing power in real terms. Nevertheless, the economy is still very fragile and we expect the Bank of England to continue its quantitative easing programme beyond the November end date.”


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