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Household bills continue to rise, MSE Bills Tracker shows

Household bills and expenses are continuing to rise year-on-year, the latest MSE Bills Tracker shows...
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  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    bills and household expenses are now rising more slowly than inflation
    ... and they have been since May 2017.

    The "How household costs have changed" graph in the latest report does not show CPIH increasing or Bills Tracker decreasing - it shows them level. In fact it is exactly the same graph as in the LAST REPORT with "Aug18" added to the x-axis. This is absolutely terrible.
  • eskbankereskbanker Forumite
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    Hopefully they'll get it fixed but if they do, the above post will be left orphaned!

    So, for posterity, the piece published on 30 August, with a narrative of CPIH and bills being flat from the previous month, correctly showed as:

    This month's update, reporting CPIH up from 2.3% to 2.4% and bills down from 2.2% to 2.1%, is incorrectly charted as flat again when first published:
  • EzorqsEzorqs Forumite
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    Is it me or have the editorial standards of MSE dropped somewhat of late?


    Not that I expect the highest of standards from MSE, I mean, c'mon it's not tax payer funded. But still, it's trying to market itself as a source of factual information...
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