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Clothing and fuel price hikes see inflation rise

The UK’s rate of inflation rose in March, however it remained below expectations as the price of vehicle fuels and clothing rose.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) hit 0.7% in March.

It comes after a 0.4% reading in February and 0.7% in January.

Inflation had unexpectedly eased in February, in part because of the biggest annual fall in clothing and footwear costs since 2009.




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