Patricia Potter | 19 Nov 2021

Inflation rises sharply due to utility prices

According to the latest official figures, the cost of living is rising across all indexes. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) shows a sharp rise from to 3.8% to 6% in the latest figures for October 2021 while the figures for the Consumer Prices Index including housing (CPIH) and Consumer Prices Index (CPI) also show increases, to 3.8% and 4.2% respectively. The CPIH had been showing at 2.9% while the CPI was 3.1%.

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