UK inflation jumps to 2.1% in May

Fastest pace of growth since July 2019

Pedro Gonçalves
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The pickup reflected higher prices for fuel, clothing and recreational goods
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The pickup reflected higher prices for fuel, clothing and recreational goods

British consumer price inflation jumped to 2.1% in May from 1.5% in April, exceeding the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time in almost two years.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the annual pace of price growth - as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) - rose 2.1% on the year in May, the fastest pace of growth...

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