inflation

Family of four now needs £40,800 a year to survive

Rising inflation and growing household costs mean the average family of four needs an annual income of £40,800 per year to survive.

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‘Now is not the time’ to increase Base Rate, says Bank of England governor

Now isn’t the time to increase Base Rate, Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has said today.

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Savings rates are on the rise: here are the top paying accounts

Rates on both easy-access accounts and fixed-rate bonds continue to rise.

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Inflation hits four-year high

Inflation is continuing to rise, with the consumer prices index reaching a four-year high of 2.9% in May.

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How stocks and shares can help you beat inflation in 2017

Choosing which investments will create the best return has always been a challenge.

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Inflation rockets to 2.7% in April – its highest level since 2013

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation rose to 2.7% in April from 2.3% in March. It’s the highest figure recorded since September 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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First 50 Funds: AXA Framlington UK Select Opps adds to companies that can benefit from Trump stimulus

Nigel Thomas, fund manager of AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities, says that he’s not worried about 1970s-style high inflation but is preparing for the impact of changes in consumer preferences.

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CPIH replaces CPI as preferred measure of inflation

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has ditched the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) as its preferred measure of inflation and replaced it with the Consumer Prices Index including Housing (CPIH).

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Inflation exceeds government target for second month in a row

The UK’s rate of inflation in March was 2.3% according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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