UK inflation rate nudged up to 2.8% by rising fuel costs
19 March 2013 Last updated at 15:45 GMT
UK consumer price inflation (CPI) rose to 2.8% in February, thanks to in part to rising energy prices, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Other upward price pressures came from recreational goods, such as cameras and computer games, the ONS said.
The BBC's Chief Economics Correspondent, Hugh Pym reports.