Inflation. Is it transitory? Or, are we inching ever nearer to stagflation?
This week, Jo and Nick put inflation ‘On the Spot’. It’s been the word on everybody’s lips for some time, but as we begin 2022 and the numbers are running ever hotter we need to dig deeper and understand the bigger picture…
The cost of living is already at its highest rate in over a decade, with UK CPI hitting 5.1% in November 2021, according to the Office for National Statistics. This is up from 4.2% in October 2021. A key driver in the rise in energy costs, which have been climbing steeply, along with ongoing supply chain problems at a time of increased demand for energy and products as the economy tries to rebuild.
December figures have not yet been released, however, they are widely expected to be higher again as they were in the Eurozone where inflation hit a record high of 5%, and the US, which CPI reached a 40 year high of 7%.