After a long period where almost everyone has been too complacent about inflation, the tide may finally be about to turn. Inflation is now set to peak sooner and fall faster than many expect – even in ‘Brexit Britain’. Admittedly, this is partly a reflection of just how far inflation has already risen. The headline … Continue reading Has UK inflation already peaked?
Ouch! It looks increasingly likely that the headline measure of consumer price inflation is going to start with a '9' in April...
Putin’s murderous assault on the people of Ukraine is a threat to peace and security worldwide. But someone also has to worry about the impact on the UK economy. The fallout should prompt a rethink of the response to the cost of living crisis and the tax hikes planned for April. The catastrophe in Ukraine … Continue reading When facts change, fiscal policy should change too
The energy regulator Ofgem is about to announce what is likely to be a very large increase in the cap on domestic gas and electricity bills, to take effect from April, prompting a scramble for ways to limit the damage. The Times is reporting that officials are finalising plans to limit the damage for a … Continue reading New energy rebates would mean ‘pay less now, but more later’