Tag: CPI

Shrinkflation and the Importance of Measured, Honest Analysis

Caution must always be exercised when making definitive statements about economic developments, something especially true of unwieldy, nationwide aggregations of trends in markets as large and diverse as consumer goods. Headlines such as...

/ January 24, 2019
Household Debt v.s. Interest Rates and CPI

Chart of the Week: Week 30, 2017: Household Debt v.s. Interest Rates and CPI

The base rate climbed steadily to 5.5% in 2008 before the global financial crash, after which it plummeted to 1.5% within one year as the Bank attempted to stimulate investment and consumption.

/ August 10, 2017
Inflation vs. Earnings

Chart of the Week: Week 42, 2016: Inflation vs. Earnings

The latest ONS figures, released yesterday show that inflation seems to be in the initial phase of converging with wage growth, currently at a tolerable level.

/ October 20, 2016
UK Essentials Inflation

Chart of the Week: Week 15, 2016: UK Essentials Inflation

The official CPI measure of inflation picked up in March to +0.5% on the previous year.

/ April 13, 2016