- The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.6% in the year to August 2016, unchanged from July.
- The rate is still relatively low in the historic context although it is above the rates experienced in 2015 and early 2016.
- The main upward contributors to change in the rate were rising food prices and air fares, and a smaller fall in the price of motor fuels than a year ago.
- These upward pressures were offset by falls in hotel accommodation prices, in addition to smaller rises in the prices of alcohol, and clothing and footwear than a year ago.
The TUC said: “Ongoing low inflation signals need for urgent action to protect and boost growth“