UK inflation rises on back of increase in clothing prices

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Figure of 0.7% in October is more than expected and cost of food also rose

UK inflation rose by more than expected in October, fuelled by an increase in clothing prices.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the consumer prices index (CPI) rose to 0.7% in October from 0.5% a month earlier as clothing prices increased, returning to a more normal seasonal pattern after the disruption this year. City economists had forecast an inflation rate of 0.6% for October.

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