Inflation at 50-month high
Inflation rose again last month, with the Consumer Price Index returning to its recent high of 2.9%.
After two months at 2.6%, the CPI rate has returned to its May level - the highest in 50 months.
The Office for National Statistics said that prices in all its broad categories - such as furniture and household goods, restaurants and hotels - were higher than a year ago.
Clothing and footwear inflation was at a record 4.6% last month, which it said "may reflect changes in the exchange rate impacting on the cost of imported clo... For the full story register now for free or login below...