UK inflation rate drops to 2.4%
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
Lower petrol prices and air fares helped the consumer prices index (CPI) to fall for the first time since September 2012.
But food prices continued to rise as cold weather hit crop production.
Hugh Pym reports.
- From the section Business