Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006

Inflation hitting elderly hardest

myfinances.co.uk: Online article:

The increasing cost of essential items is hitting elderly Britons the hardest, new figures show. In the last two years the cost of items bought by over-75s has risen 46 per cent faster than the official headline rate of inflation would indicate, figures from Alliance Trust reveal.

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1. Rimmer said...

How can that be, inflation in the uk is measured by the basket of "Essential" goods and Gordon says they go up 2% a year and have done for many years, surely he couldnt be telling porkys?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:24AM Report Comment
 

2. Inbreda said...

"the cost of items bought by over-75s has risen 46 per cent faster than the official headline rate of inflation ".

and the cost of items bought by the under 75s has risen 150% faster than the official headline rate of inflation, which kinda suggests that the official headline rate of inflation is a bias and manipulated sack of pants that doesn't reflect inflation by any sensible definition.

Now tell me something i don't know.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:44PM Report Comment
 

3. D'oh said...

Oink?!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 01:12PM Report Comment
 

4. tyrellcorporation said...

I don't care about old people!

They've got it bloody good in my opinion. Record house prices, pensions I can only dream of, advances in medical science and being able to retire at 60 or below.

I'll have none of these things to look forward to so stuff 'em!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 02:05PM Report Comment
 

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