UK inflation picks up to 0.7% as clothing prices rise – business live

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Britain’s inflation rate has nudged higher, lifted by rising clothing prices, food, and second-hand cars.

“The [annual] rate of inflation increased slightly as clothing prices grew, returning to their normal seasonal pattern after the disruption this year,”

“The cost of food also nudged up, while second-hand cars and computer games also all saw price rises. These were partially offset by falls in the cost of energy and holidays.

Commenting on today’s inflation numbers our Deputy National Statistician for Economic Statistics, @jathers_ONS said: 1/2 pic.twitter.com/JloneWJspT

.@jathers_ONS added: 2/2 pic.twitter.com/5Hs1fY9vAa

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