Philip Gooding from the ONS
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UK consumer price inflation falls to 2.2%

The rate of inflation on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure slowed from 2.5% in August to 2.2% in September the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Meanwhile the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure stood at 2.6% in September down from 2.9% the month before.

A range of benefits are likely to rise by 2.2% next April, guided by the latest official inflation figures.

Increases in a range of benefits from Jobseeker's Allowance to income support are based on September's Consumer Prices Index (CPI).

However, the basic state pension will rise by a minimum of 2.5% owing to a government guarantee.

Philip Gooding from the ONS explained the figures

  • 16 Oct 2012
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