Inflation grows 0.3% in May on high fuel costs

INFLATION rose 0.3% in May due to the high cost of fuel and clothing, figures today reveal.

The Office for National Statistics said the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 2.7% in the year to May", up from 2.4% in April.

"The largest upward contributions to the change in the rate came from transport (notably air transport and motor fuels) and clothing. The largest downward contribution came from food," it said.

The inflation rate has returned to the levels seen between October 2012 and March 2013 af... For the full story register now for free or login below...