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S P I Retail Figures Show Massive Surge In Price Inflation

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Shop prices continue to rise

Wednesday September 6 2006

The BRC Shop Price Index (SPI) for August shows overall prices were 1.40% higher than in August 2005. This is the second month the inflation rate has shown an increase and is
substantially higher than the 0.69% increase in July.
The August SPI
inflation rate is the highest it has been since May 2004
when it was 1.53%. However, as last August saw heavy discounting, this month’s increase is artificially boosted by weak comparatives.

Conflicting data for Merv and the boys to consider over at Gordon's bank. I think there is a good chance he might "unexpectedly" hike again.

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Thursday September 7, 10:47 AM

What's the real rate of inflation?

By Naomi Caine
Has the government got it wrong again? I am not talking about its policy in the Middle East or Tony Blair's exit strategy, but about inflation.
If you are following official price rises you will know that inflation went up in June to 2.5%, although it fell back a bit in July to 2.4%.
Inflation is running ahead of the Bank of England's target of 2%, but it's still pretty low. So why does everything seem so expensive these days? Has the government got its figures wrong?
If the items and their weightings did not already skew the figures enough, there's the CPI's big omission: it does not include the costs of running a home such as council tax and mortgage interest. Now, my council tax bill is undoubtedly rising faster than inflation - and house prices might be slowing but they have certainly gone up by more than 2% a year over the past few years.
The old Retail Prices Index was better - and the current rate is 3.3%. But even that's a tad low.

Gordon is conning the sheeple and the BoE are going along with it. :angry:

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If the press keep this kind of speculation up then public awareness will increase and this should feed into future wage demands

Interesting times...

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