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Energy bill hikes push inflation to highest level this year

Energy bill hikes push inflation to highest level this year
Wednesday 22
19:20 2019

Energy companies have passed on a relaxation in the price cap on default tariffs Increased household energy bills pushed the rate of inflation to its highest level this year in April - rising to 2.1%. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the increase - from a rate of 1.9% in March - was mostly the result of a higher energy price cap on default tariffs, set by the regulator Ofgem, coming into force. Electricity and gas prices rose 10.9% and 9.3% respectively between March and April. Image: Air fares were 26% higher in April this year compared to last ...

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Summary: Increased household energy bills pushed the rate of inflation to its highest level this year in April - rising to 2.1%.

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