Slowest rate of UK inflation since November 2009

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual inflation figure now stands at 2.2% for September, according to figures issued this morning by the Office for National Statistics. This is the lowest level for nearly three years when it reached 1.9% in November 2009. The reason for the decline in CPI was largely due to what didn’t happen. Twelve months ago there … Continue reading

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Tough but fair! Really?

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a major welfare reform. From 2013, higher rate taxpayers will no longer be eligible for child benefit. Guessing that it is now too late to return the children, 1.2 million families will be hit in their piggy banks. Those who will lose out are couples where at least one parent earns … Continue reading

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