Inflation

Has the era of low inflation really come to an end?

16 January 2018 11:00

How many times have you heard in recent months that the era of low inflation is at an end?  The…

The real story about inflation? That 3pc is a blip, and the rate will soon fall

17 October 2017 16:00

Oh dear. About this time last year, as part of its series of predications about how the sky would fall…

Cutting the student loan interest rate will only help richer graduates

12 September 2017 11:06

This weekend the papers mooted that Theresa May’s government is looking to cut the English and Welsh student loan interest rate…

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…

Bank of England: inflation blip is ‘entirely’ temporary

3 August 2017 16:54

Although Mark Carney has earned a reputation for doom-mongering over Brexit, today’s Bank of England press conference wasn’t all doom and…

Let’s stop blaming Brexit for higher inflation

13 June 2017 12:28

No time has been lost in blaming Brexit for today’s rise in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) to 2.9 per cent.…

Families under further pressure as earnings growth slows

17 May 2017 11:20

There’s more doom and gloom for households today as new figures reveal the first decline in real earnings since September 2014.…

Inflation at highest level since 2013

16 May 2017 13:55

There’s bad news for households this morning following the news that inflation has soared to its highest level since September…

UK inflation jumps to 2.3 per cent raising prospect of interest rate rise

21 March 2017 12:50

The economists were right. For months now, they have been warning that the Brexit vote and the subsequent fall in…

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…

Could Brexit mean cheaper food? Don’t open the prosecco yet

20 February 2017 8:38

‘Brexit to chop food bills’, said the headline in the Sun on Sunday this weekend. The paper ran some research from the…

Happy New Year – our rail fares are the highest in Europe

4 January 2017 13:19

Amid the cacophony of moaning and groaning accompanying this week’s nationwide return to work was an eye-catching headline from satirical site…

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…

The Bank of England made a mistake. It should have admitted it

3 November 2016 12:34

The currency has been devalued by more than 30 per cent. Interest rates have been pushed all the way up…

Rent increases are a problem in London – but not, really, for the rest of Britain

28 October 2016 12:18

When I made my Dispatches documentary about generational inequality for Channel 4, I was struck by how many of the…

Inflation rise means more bad news for savers – but you can chase down a half-decent return

19 October 2016 11:45

So, inflation has gone up. Unexpectedly, it rose to a 22-month high of 1 per cent this week, with the full…

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…

Inflation is up. But don’t panic, it’s nothing to do with Brexit

19 July 2016 12:15

Inflation is up: between May and June it jumped from 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent. But before the…

Inflation rises to 0.5 per cent in March

12 April 2016 10:49

Annual CPI inflation rose by more than forecasters expected to reach 0.5 per cent in March, up from 0.3 per cent…

Unemployment falls – but so does pay growth

20 January 2016 13:23

The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in the three months to November, putting it at the lowest level…

Inflation stays negative for a second month

17 November 2015 11:47

Britain stayed in deflation in October, with the Consumer Prices Index falling by 0.1 per cent over the year. So far…

Why Corbyn’s Quantitive Easing for the People would be disastrous for the economy

17 September 2015 10:29

‘Quantitative Easing for the People’ is one of the cornerstones of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership platform. The basic idea is simple:…

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…

Goodbye deflation, hello low-flation

16 June 2015 11:12

Reports of deflation’s death are exaggerated – sure, the CPI index has risen from -0.1pc in April to +0.1pc in May. But many…

Inflation is now below zero – just rejoice at that news

19 May 2015 12:15

After a couple of months of teasing the rate of inflation fell below zero to -0.1 per cent in the…