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MSE News: Inflation falls but prices still rising fast

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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Former_MSE_HelenFormer_MSE_Helen
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Inflation figures fell last month as the increase in the cost of living eased, official figures reveal today ..."
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Inflation falls but prices still rising fast



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  • What is the figure for RPIX [Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments]. Difficult to find on the new 'National statistics online' site.
  • PincherPincher
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    I thought if I bought some Index linked National Savings Bonds, God or some joker like that would bring down inflation to spite me. Instead, I am being rewarded with inflation+1%. Damn Him.
  • Rookie wrote: »
    What is the figure for RPIX [Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments]. Difficult to find on the new 'National statistics online' site.
    The new ONS website is indeed a nightmare :mad:. It is no longer possible to bookmark pages of inforrmation as they change every month. Also you cannot read information in a browser but have to download and then open in xls, pdf or whatever. The best I can offer is this link for October data http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-223904 which will enable you to download an xls spreadsheet. RPIX is in table 38.
  • LardyCakeLardyCake Forumite
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    So the rate fell slightly because food was cheaper because of good harvests and supermarket "price wars" - doesn't sound like the start of a sustainable trend to me.
  • edited 15 November 2011 at 10:13PM
    ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    edited 15 November 2011 at 10:13PM
    Rookie wrote: »
    What is the figure for RPIX [Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments]. Difficult to find on the new 'National statistics online' site.
    RPIX October 2011 was 237.4
    RPIX October 2010 was 224.9
    RPIX annual change: + 5.6%

    You can bookmark <this ONS page> and then download the info you want from there. If you are into spreadsheets, download "CPI and RPI Detailed Reference Tables" from the data section (RPIX is table 38 of the downloaded xls file) or else try the "Consumer Price Indices: Detailed Briefing Note" from the Publications section

    I agree with Sceptic001, that it's more of a trial than it used to be.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
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