UK inflation reaches 9.4% in June

Up from 9.1% in May

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey described inflation as the “largest challenge” the bank has faced since its independence in 1997
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Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey described inflation as the “largest challenge” the bank has faced since its independence in 1997

UK inflation reached new heights in June as it climbed to 9.4%, up from 9.1% in May.

The Consumer Price Index has now reached its highest level since February 1982, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics. Meanwhile, the Retail Price Index, which is an older method of measuring inflation, reached 11.8% in June. Rising fuel and food costs were the largest contributor to the jump in prices, with motor fuel costs increasing 42.3% in the last year. Average petrol prices stood at 184p per litre, compared to less than 130p per litre in June 2021, with 18p of that increase coming just in the last month. UK economy rebounds with 0.5% growth in M...

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