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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 17th Jan 12, 9:51 AM
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    MSE News: Price cuts trigger inflation fall
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:51 AM
    MSE News: Price cuts trigger inflation fall 17th Jan 12 at 9:51 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "A raft of high-street promotions in the run-up to Christmas triggered the largest inflation drop in nearly three years ..."

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    • plumber2009
    • By plumber2009 17th Jan 12, 1:03 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 1:03 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 1:03 PM
    Does anyone believe this tripe?

    This is just a game of manipulation as the figures are meaningless.

    Wages are falling and prices are rising and this will continue well into the future.
    Last edited by plumber2009; 17-01-2012 at 1:05 PM.
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    • 17th Jan 12, 7:37 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 7:37 PM
    Does anyone believe this tripe?

    This is just a game of manipulation as the figures are meaningless.

    Wages are falling and prices are rising and this will continue well into the future.
    Originally posted by plumber2009

    Well said, The fact that this country many a few years ago used to be a good robust nation of shopkeeps and exporters in other fields or treands shows that double dip recession is on way again!
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    • lvader
    • By lvader 17th Jan 12, 8:39 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 8:39 PM
    • #4
    • 17th Jan 12, 8:39 PM
    Does anyone believe this tripe?

    This is just a game of manipulation as the figures are meaningless.

    Wages are falling and prices are rising and this will continue well into the future.
    Originally posted by plumber2009

    Inflation will continute to drop for a while, 2011 inflation was mostly about high commodity prices and the VAT hike, both of those no longer apply.
  • gozomark
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:03 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:03 PM
    prices are rising
    Originally posted by plumber2009
    falling inflation doesn't mean prices aren't rising, merely at a slower pace...
    • oldvicar
    • By oldvicar 17th Jan 12, 9:04 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:04 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:04 PM
    Put the bunting out ... inflation is only double target levels.

    I know its due to drop sharply in the next few months too. But I doubt it will see the target 2% for any sustained period.

    Of some concern to those really feeling the squeeze is that the items reducing in price are e.g. alcohol and clothes - which are 'luxuries' which can be done without for a while - whilst the cost of essentials such as food continue to rise strongly.
    • lvader
    • By lvader 17th Jan 12, 9:11 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:11 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 9:11 PM
    Food commodities like wheat and corn have also dropped, it takes a while for these to filter through.
  • jamesd
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    • 17th Jan 12, 10:49 PM
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    • 17th Jan 12, 10:49 PM
    The source for this story beyond the PA appears to be this press release from the Office for National Statistics.

    Wages are falling and prices are rising and this will continue well into the future.
    Originally posted by plumber2009
    Lower wages mean lower prices for those buying what those wages are making. Less pay for a plumber means cheaper plumbing work and lower inflation of plumbing costs. In the short term you can have mixtures like falling pay and rising prices or vice-versa due to changes in material costs but long term prices are linked in part to wages.
    • Paulgonnabedebtfree
    • By Paulgonnabedebtfree 18th Jan 12, 8:48 AM
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    • 18th Jan 12, 8:48 AM
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    • 18th Jan 12, 8:48 AM
    [sarcasm] Food up 20%.
    Rolls Royces down 3%.

    Hooraaaaaaaaay for Merrie England (sorry - Britain).
    [/sarcasm]
  • pqrdef
    Those who remember the 70s will remember that pay freezes only build up a head of pressure and eventually the dam bursts.

    People have decided they'll put up with a temporary bit of belt-tightening while the country pays off its debts (which it isn't doing) but they haven't reconciled themselves to a permanently reduced standard of living. They're still expecting their future incomes to get back to where they were in real terms, and then keep going.

    Union strategy is to live with Cameron until 2015 and then bang in the big pay claims.

    Last year Miliband banged on a lot about what he called "The Promise Of Britain" - each generation being better off than the last. I wonder if we'll hear any more of that.
  • eighties girl
    The only reason they are doing this, is so the people on benefits and pensions get a lower rise in there money.
    • lvader
    • By lvader 18th Jan 12, 5:47 PM
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    The only reason they are doing this, is so the people on benefits and pensions get a lower rise in there money.
    Originally posted by eighties girl
    The UK government is manipulating global commodity prices to save on pension and benefit costs. Wow, I've never heared that before, but it makes sense!
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