Fuel prices push inflation higher
The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation has risen to 4.4%, up from 4% in January.
This was driven by higher food, fuel and clothing costs and was the highest level for more than two years.
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation - which includes mortgage interest payments - rose to 5.5% from 5.1% in January, the highest rate for 20 years.
Darren Morgan from the Office for National Statistics told the BBC ''by far the largest pressure here is from upward transport costs''.
22 Mar 2011
- From the section Business