Spiking inflation: what’s going on?

In April, UK inflation reached a level not seen since the early 1980s and there will likely be another rise just around the corner. What will it mean for your cash and investments?

In April, UK inflation reached a level not seen since the early 1980s – many people’s entire adult lives.

Source: ONS.

UK inflation was widely expected to jump in April as the new Ofgem utility price cap took effect. Nevertheless, when the April annual CPI rate of 9.0% was announced in mid-May, it dominated the headlines. In all the shock-horror coverage, some additional context was generally missed:

Europe and the US are experiencing similar inflationary spikes, although at the time of writing the UK was, unfortunately, in the lead. The one solace is that the Bank of England says, “CPI inflation is projected to fall to a little above the 2% target in two years’ time.”

Comments on Spiking inflation: what’s going on?

There are 0 comments on Spiking inflation: what’s going on?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.Required fields are marked *.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.