Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Inflation hitting elderly hardest

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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4 thoughts on “Inflation hitting elderly hardest

  • 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?

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  • “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.

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  • Oink?!

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  • tyrellcorporation says:

    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!!!

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