Report CPI Due Wednesday 20/10/2021 in House prices and the economy Posted 5 hours ago 1 hour ago, scottbeard said: I mean I can't disprove that because you could be buying things I don't - but what on Earth is going up 25%?! This month for example I renewed my TV Licence (1% higher), my childcare costs have gone up (6.5% higher) my breakdown cover last month was unchanged (0%) .... I will admit I don't really keep tabs on what I spend on food. But my own experience finds it very hard to understand where a total inflation rate of 25% would be coming from. Washers up 35% over 6 months, Screws (steel and stainless) up 70% over 10 months, shipping costs up 1000% over 16 months, carboard boxes up 32% around 12 months, wages up 28% over 10 months, plastic (nylon 6) up 100% over 14 months, my rent review as of today up 20% over 5 years but this would have been just 5% this time last year, silicones and mastics generally between 90% to 120% over 12 months. It is not just the price hikes everybody knows everything is jumping in price it is the fact a lot of things you just can not get no matter how much you are willing to pay. So your childcare costs are not going up maybe a very tiny amount (I do not know how all that works to be honest and how they survive without increasing prices, maybe they are subsidised?) and the BBC are not putting up the licence fee? I know they dont need the money but if they were allowed to do it do you think they would put it up by quite a lot? Maybe they will start charging old people to make up the shortfall. Car insurances and breakdown cover has been falling because people are not traveling so much, so you will see a fall in both of these this year. My business insurance only went up by 12.2% but trades especially working at heights, working with wood etc etc is 100% more than it was 12 months ago. My energy cost will go up by around 70% next year (hopefully no more) after my fixed rate end 3 year. It is very hard to understand where your 3.1% is coming from, even taking into account the deflation in your car insurance and breakdown costs.