UK inflation falls to 2.5%
Inflation has fallen slightly to 2.5 per cent in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The consumer prices index figure compares with July’s 2.6 per cent, and with a 4.9 per cent inflation rate in August 2011.
The ONS said transport prices - particularly petrol - had increased but this had been offset by falls in prices for furniture, household equipment and maintenance, housing and household services, and clothing and footwear.
The retail prices index (RPI) measure also fell during August to 2.9 per cent, from 3.2 per cent in July. In August 2011 RPI stood at 5.2 per cent.