UK inflation dips slightly to 3.1% in September

Relief likely to be temporary as energy and food prices rise

Pedro Gonçalves
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inflation rate fell back slightly last month because prices in restaurants rose less this August than last when the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme was running
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inflation rate fell back slightly last month because prices in restaurants rose less this August than last when the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme was running

The rate of inflation crept down slightly to an annual rate of 3.1% in September as a drop in the price of eating out offset some of a surge in transportation costs, according to official figures.

Consumer prices rose 3.1% in annual terms in September, easing back from 3.2% in August, the Office for National Statistics said. Inflation rate fell back slightly last month because higher prices in...

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