UK Inflation

Hammond Should Have Made An Autumn Economic Fashion Statement

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Valdemar Alsop

If you set a goal, you'd like to achieve it. Sounds reasonable. How about if you don't make it? That can be useful as well. Take the Autumn rugby inte...

Ex-Sainsbury's Boss Gives Worst Prediction Yet Of Brexit's Effect On Food Prices

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

We could expect 5% inflation in a year, Justin King tells #Newsnight https://t.co/6kce5DbzBX— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 22, 2016 ...

UK Economy Fights Back Despite Brexit Fears

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Vikram Kumar Khosla

However, the next few years are going to be important because the negotiations with the EU will be key in ensuring the economy carries on growing and the actual impact once we officially leave the European Union will determine if there will be a recession or not and if we would have been better off in or out of the European Union.

It's Not Just Marmite, It's Bisto Too

Nick Abbot | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Nick Abbot

Unilever said it and Tesco said it and Nestle said it: prices are going to go up. Tesco is the biggest retailer in the land, Unilever and Nestle are two of the biggest food companies on earth. These companies are packed with experts in possession of facts but we are no longer interested in experts and facts.

Now KitKats Could Be More Expensive Because Of Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

The price of KitKats and Nespresso pods could be hiked as food giant Nestle battles to control costs amid post-Brexit turmoil in the value of the poun...

5 Things You Buy That Are About To Become More Expensive Thanks To Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

British families are set to face rocketing prices at the till on a range of products and household items, experts have warned, as the cost of even UK-...

Things Have Just Got Even Worse For Britain's Poorest

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

The rising cost of everyday goods is “just the start” of a sustained rise in inflation that will hit Britain’s poor hardest, experts have warned...

The Falling Value Of The Pound: What It Means For Us

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vikram Kumar Khosla

As the ambiguity continues, the short and long term effects are yet to be seen clearly and what sale they are at, so overall it is early to come to a conclusion. Nevertheless, the recovery of the pound will take some time and will come at a price.

You May Have Missed This First Bit Of Bad News About Rail Fares We've Had Today

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to analysis released on the day another rise was announced. Research by...

These 10 Supermarket Price Increases Show How Expensive Your Life Is Getting

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

The cost of basic food and drink in supermarkets may be rising a lot faster than previously thought, with some rising by nearly a fifth in just a year...

Common Misconceptions: The Printing Presses

Christopher Bacon | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

There is a common conception, a common metaphor, held by many people that the government has the ability to print money. Along with this conception al...

The Average Pint Could Be Ridiculously Expensive By 2040

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics

Financial analysts at Lloyds Bank have predicted the average pint will cost a whopping £11.50 in 2040. A loaf of sliced bread will set you back £...

Asa Bennett

MPs Want Mark Carney To Save You From Interest Rate Rise 'Misery'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has been urged by MPs to spare mortgage-holders and other borrowers the "misery" of interest rates rising too sharply, the Huffington Post...

Good, Bad or Ugly: Low Inflation in the UK

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Naomi Kerbel

What's not to like about wages increasing (in the three months to October, average earnings excluding bonuses were up 1.6% from a year earlier) and prices only rising by half a percent? Economists are in two minds.

5 Reasons Falling Prices Could Actually Be Bad For Your Wallet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics

Bank Of England governor Mark Carney and Chancellor George Osborne are insisting that Britain's economy can manage if inflation, which recently fell t...

Carney Prepares To Grovel To Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics

Inflation has fallen below 1% in December, according to official figures, leaving Mark Carney with the embarrassing task of writing a letter to George...

Bank Governor Facing Humiliation Over Inflation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney faces the humiliating prospect of having to explain to George Osborne why the Bank of England has failed to keep inflation under control a...

And You Thought The Pay Squeeze Was Finally Over...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britons will have to wait a bit longer to feel the benefit of the pay squeeze ending, as official new figures indicate any wage gains have been comple...

Got A Mortgage? Carney Definitely Won't Ruin Your Christmas...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics

Bank of England officials have decided to keep interest rates low, fearing that rising them too quickly could "leave the economy vulnerable to shocks"...

Here's Why You're Actually Earning Less (Despite What Your Pay Slip Says)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

The pay squeeze is not yet over, despite the resurgent economy, as official figures show that inflation is continuing to eat into wages. The Offic...

Here's Why You're Still Getting Poorer...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economy continues to grow as more people are in work, but the wellbeing is undercut by the fact that Britons' wages are still falling in rea...

Got A Mortgage? Carney Won't Be Ruining Your Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney is set to only start increasing interest rates next year as Britain's level of inflation has stayed below the Bank of England's 2% inflati...

What Kind of Growth Do You Want?

Phil Shanks | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

All the indicators suggest to me that the growth that we have is almost entirely due to the velocity of cash within the economy. The more times a pound is spent and re spent the greater the flow and this has an upward effect on growth.

Rate Hike Votes Three Years in the Making

Jeremy Cook | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Today, the UK economy is in a lot better shape. Growth of 3.2% in the year to July - the strongest in the G10 - and the fears that to hold off on rate rises would create potential for dangerous bubbles in credit markets have been enough to move the votes of Martin Weale and Ian McCafferty to vote for a 25bps increase.

Brace Yourself For Yet Another Rail Fare Hike

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rail passengers will suffer yet another price hike from January 2015, with some fares set to go up by as much as 5.5%. The new-year rise, means tha...