UK inflation rate rises to 4.5%
The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation rose to 4.5% in April, up from 4% in March.
The rise was due to a jump in transport costs, particularly Easter rises in air and sea fares, and alcohol and tobacco.
However, the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation - which includes mortgage interest payments - fell to 5.2% from 5.3%.
Hugh Pym reports.
17 May 2011
- From the section UK