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Has inflation peaked?

14 September 2022

6:20 PM

14 September 2022

6:20 PM

This morning’s surprise update from the Office for National Statistics shows headline inflation at 9.9 per cent on the year to August, down slightly from 10.1 per cent in July. While consumer inflation remains at a 40-year high, the drop from double digits back into single digits has the optimists whispering: might inflation have peaked?

This update is no doubt good news, but this is likely to be a brief moment of calm in an ongoing storm.

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