UK inflation rate rises to 2.7% in April

UK inflation rate rises to 2.7% in April

The UK inflation rate rose to 2.7% in April from 2.3% the month before, the Office for National Statistics says, its highest rate since September 2013.

Higher air fares were the main reason, which rose because of the later date of Easter this year compared with 2016.

Rising prices for clothing, vehicle excise duty and electricity also played a part in the pick-up in inflation.

However, a fall in the price of petrol and diesel slightly offset this.



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