Inflation to remain 'under pressure' as consumer demand weakens

CPI at 0.2% in August

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The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was credited with dropping inflation to 0.2%. Photo: HM Treasury/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was credited with dropping inflation to 0.2%. Photo: HM Treasury/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The UK Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme is behind the "sharp drop" in inflation in August to the lowest level since 2015, with investors warned to expect inflation to remain volatile and "under pressure" as consumer demand slows heading into Autumn.

Derrick Dunne, chief executive of Beaufort Investment, said: "The UK is now at risk of near-term negative inflation, albeit likely temporarily, after a very sharp drop in inflation in August which left...

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