LONDON: The UK’s inflation rate climbed to its highest level in more than five years in August as the price of petrol and clothing rose. UK inflation measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 2.9% in August, up from 2.6% in July, figures show.
The fall in the value of sterling since the EU referendum continued to be the main impetus for rising prices, the Office for National Statistics said. But a rebound in the price of oil also had an impact, pushing up fuel prices. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.