UK inflation more than doubles in April amid lockdown easing

Driven by rising household utility, clothing, and motor fuel prices

Mike Sheen
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Prices rose again in April

Prices rose again in April

UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rose by 1.5% in the 12 months to April 2021, up from 0.7% in the previous month, driven by rising household utility, clothing, and motor fuel prices.

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published today (19 May) show that on a monthly basis CPI rose by 0.6% in April, following a 0.3% increase in March 2021. CPI including...

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