Inflation

‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’
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‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Sep 2021
‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’
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‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Sep 2021
How high could UK inflation rise?
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Today’s big question

How high could UK inflation rise?

MP warns cost of living may be the ‘biggest political issue’ in the next decade
21 Sep 2021
The scourge of high inflation
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The scourge of high inflation

Western economies haven’t faced rapidly rising inflation rates for decades. Is that about to change?
3 Sep 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation
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In Brief

The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation

Are China and India on the war path? Does your office need spiritual guidance? And what is the Fed up to on inflation?
11 Sep 2020
British wages are being squeezed - here’s why
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In Depth

British wages are being squeezed - here’s why

Report says former Labour heartlands in the north of England have been hit hardest
12 Feb 2020
Inflation down: will there be an interest rates cut?
Bank of England
In Brief

Inflation down: will there be an interest rates cut?

Most analysts agree a cut is likely but developments in next fortnight crucial
16 Jan 2020

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Why interest rates may rise by more than expected
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In Brief

Why interest rates may rise by more than expected

Bank of England says investors are underestimating rate hikes needed to dampen inflation
3 May 2019
Could Venezuela create a South American refugee crisis?
An opposition demonstrator in Caracas last week
In Brief

Could Venezuela create a South American refugee crisis?

Thousands fleeing country as president promises ‘magic formula’ to get country back on track
21 Aug 2018
Venezuela inflation to hit 1,000,000% by year’s end
Students take part in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro in Caracas
In Brief

Venezuela inflation to hit 1,000,000% by year’s end

Calls to ‘dollarise’ the country likely to fall on deaf ears as country nears collapse
15 Aug 2018
Interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%
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In Brief

Interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%

Unexpected news pushed the pound down against the dollar
19 Apr 2018
UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year
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In Depth

UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year

New figures show wages rose by 2.8% in February, when inflation was 2.7%
18 Apr 2018
Interest rates ‘likely to rise in May’ despite Brexit
The Bank of England
In Brief

Interest rates ‘likely to rise in May’ despite Brexit

Most economists polled by Reuters still expect summer rate rise but don’t see follow up for another year
9 Mar 2018
UK inflation hits five-year high
Mark Carney
In Brief

UK inflation hits five-year high

Inflation climbs to 3 percent due to increases in food and transport prices
17 Oct 2017
Inflation jumps to 2.9% as petrol and clothing prices rise
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In Depth

Inflation jumps to 2.9% as petrol and clothing prices rise

Bigger-than-expected inflation hike puts pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates
12 Sep 2017
Wages close gap on inflation but real pay remains in decline
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Wages close gap on inflation but real pay remains in decline

Bills index compiled by Money Saving Expert suggests core costs are rising in line with wages
23 Aug 2017
Real wages to fall as 24 chase each low-skilled job
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In Brief

Real wages to fall as 24 chase each low-skilled job

A survey of 1,000 UK firms predicts basic pay will rise by just 1% next year, less than inflation
15 Aug 2017
UK households' saving power falls to record low
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UK households' saving power falls to record low

Britons less able to put money away now than at any time in the last four-and-a-half decades
31 Mar 2017
UK 'faces prolonged period' of economic weakness
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In Brief

UK 'faces prolonged period' of economic weakness

EY Item Club warns vote for Brexit will hit GDP, while household incomes will be squeezed by rising inflation
17 Oct 2016
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A round-up of Alliance Trust's collaboration with The Week

From investment basics to the impact of your money on the world around you – a look back on our collaboration with Alliance Trust
22 Oct 2015
DEFLATEGATE: Is UK deflation a bad thing?
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In Depth

DEFLATEGATE: Is UK deflation a bad thing?

It's official: Britain has slipped into deflation, with prices falling for the first time since the 1960s
20 May 2015
LOW INFLATION: Should we fear falling prices?
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In Depth

LOW INFLATION: Should we fear falling prices?

Chancellor insists that the sharp fall in inflation should not be confused with deflation
14 Jan 2015
Borrowing v austerity: take your pick on 7 May, says IFS
The Mole
In Depth

Borrowing v austerity: take your pick on 7 May, says IFS

Think tank warns of £170bn extra debt under Labour but paints a miserable picture if Tories succeed
13 Jan 2015
Are we heading for a 1920s-style stock market crash?
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In Depth

Are we heading for a 1920s-style stock market crash?

Even with the UK economy in recovery and the US markets booming, some analysts see disaster ahead
1 Sep 2014
UK unemployment down – but so is the average wage
Unemployment figures nearing six-year low
In Brief

UK unemployment down – but so is the average wage

Economists warn of 'paymageddon' as average wages see 'shock' fall for the first time in five years
13 Aug 2014
Tackle the eurozone's original sin or watch the EU stagnate
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In Depth

Tackle the eurozone's original sin or watch the EU stagnate

On the eve of the EU elections, economist Guido Cozzi lays out the rules for saving the eurozone
21 May 2014
INFLATION: hiccup on the road to economic stability
The Mole
In Depth

INFLATION: hiccup on the road to economic stability

Latest figures play into Ed Miliband's hands – though he appears out-of-touch with his own family finances
20 May 2014
BBC supporters need to shout louder than the press barons
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In Depth

BBC supporters need to shout louder than the press barons

All political parties need to commit to a licence fee linked to inflation, argues Steven Barnett
26 Feb 2014
UK inflation drops below Bank of England target
Bank of England
In Brief

UK inflation drops below Bank of England target

Bank says rate will fall further from today's 1.9 per cent figure, reaching 1.7 per cent in March
18 Feb 2014
Coalition hails real terms 'wage rise'
Nick Clegg and David Cameron
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Coalition hails real terms 'wage rise'

The government says wages for most people rose faster than the cost of living over the past year
24 Jan 2014
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