UK inflation soars to 9% in April

Up from 7% in March

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Average petrol prices have risen to 161.8p a litre in April, the highest ever on record
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Average petrol prices have risen to 161.8p a litre in April, the highest ever on record

UK inflation rose to 9% in April from 7% in March, representing both the highest inflation rate and highest jump in inflation between months in decades.

The Office for National Statistics said today that the 9% figure, which is almost double the rate the Bank of England expected six months ago, is higher than any annual inflation figure in its data...

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