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Hurricane Harvey could push petrol prices up to 121p a litre, and inflation to 3%

4 September 2017 14:15

While the horrific destruction that Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake might feel like a nightmare happening miles away, we might…

There could be a downside to the surprisingly steady inflation rate

21 August 2017 12:06

The core consumer price index of inflation held unexpectedly steady at 2.6 per cent in July, further removing any possibility…

Rising inflation isn’t anything to panic about

21 March 2017 11:33

Predictably enough it didn’t take long for the rearguard Remain lobby, and other opponents of the government, to jump on…

Why it’s not true that Brexit is already starting to bite

13 December 2016 12:03

So, the Remoaners have at last got a piece of economic news they can try to crow about – the…

Falling inflation marks another nail in the coffin for Project Fear

15 November 2016 15:16

So, another post-Brexit horror story fails to materialise. When the stock market failed to crash and the economy failed to…

Don’t listen to the doom-mongers: A rise in inflation isn’t some kind of crisis

18 October 2016 12:10

It takes quite a determined Cassandra to see the rise in Consumer Prices Index (CPI) from 0.6 per cent in…

Pay rises go further: inflation is (just above) zero.

15 December 2015 10:26

Anyone hoping for an inflation-linked pay rise in the new year can forget it. The only good news in today’s…

Inflation rate still nailed to the floor

15 September 2015 11:43

Inflation slumped back to zero in the year to August, down from a rise of 0.1 per cent in July, figures…

The British economic recovery, in 12 graphs

23 January 2015 14:48

Everything seems to be falling into place ahead of the election for the Tories. Today’s data shows high street spending…

Cost of living crisis, Ed? The price of goods is now falling…

13 January 2015 9:53

For goods, as opposed to services, Britain has just joined the Eurozone deflation club. This morning’s figures show that goods…

Today’s inflation fall means the Tories can have their interest rate cake and eat it too

25 March 2014 12:18

Today’s inflation figures bring more good news for the government. CPI inflation is now down at 1.7 per cent, the…

The poetry and poignancy of the Consumer Prices Index

14 March 2014 9:39

Tufted carpets out, flavoured milk in. Canvas shoes in, take away coffee out. Last year we accepted spreadable butter, dropped…