MSE News: Dearer drinks send inflation up

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
"RPI rose to 3.3% last month, largely due to rising alcohol prices, the Office of National Statistics announced today..."
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Dearer drinks send inflation up

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  • torbrextorbrex
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    My weekly shopping basket cost roughly 6% more than it did this time last year for the same stuff so how can I believe that inflation is only running at 3.3%
    This is only my shopping basket and does not include housing costs or fuel nor does it include motoring costs.
  • ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    Looking at the tables, the index (RPI) actually fell this month, from 246.8 in Dec to 245.8 in Jan.

    It's only because the index fell more in Jan last year than this year that the annual increase has risen 3.3%.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • A._BadgerA._Badger Forumite
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    Hands up anyone on the forum who actually believes this spin?
  • squacksquack Forumite
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    fight back money savers!, get home brewing if you have to

    alcohol is as easy to make as following a cookery recipe

    it just takes a little patience while the stuff ferments

    the "irresponsible" supermarket booze deals are few and far between these days

    so please support your local pub for a sociable night out by all means

    but if you want to opt out of the inflationary element of alcohol pricing (which is largely tax), simply make your own
    squaaaaaaaaacccckkkkkk!!!! :money:
  • torbrextorbrex
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    I should add that I have not bought any alcohol for about 20 years so it does not enter into my calculations.
  • abailey54abailey54 Forumite
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    squack wrote: »
    fight back money savers!, get home brewing if you have to

    alcohol is as easy to make as following a cookery recipe

    it just takes a little patience while the stuff ferments

    the "irresponsible" supermarket booze deals are few and far between these days

    so please support your local pub for a sociable night out by all means

    but if you want to opt out of the inflationary element of alcohol pricing (which is largely tax), simply make your own

    Agree :beer: Time to dust off those demijohns!
    Final cigarette smoked 02/01/18
    Weight loss 2017 28lbs
    Weight gain 2018 8lbs :rotfl:
  • ChrysalisChrysalis Forumite
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    The official inflation figures are clearly spin, sadly some people do really believe it.
    When I used the BBC inflation calculator it is spin as well, eg. if I just put in electric/gas as my only living costs it spitted out 4% when the average annual increase across all providers was over 9%.

    I estimate my food inflation is at around about 8% annually, and thats with me juggling food trying to get best prices.
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