Inflation remained at 2.four per cent in Could, regardless of predictions from Metropolis of London analysts that rising petrol prices would push it to 2.5 per cent.

The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics stated that rising crude oil costs and air fares did have an have an effect on, however that this stress was offset by falling pc video games costs and decrease rises in power prices.

The statistics company reported that core inflation, which strips out unstable gas and meals costs, was additionally regular at 2.1 per cent within the month.


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