The UK inflation rate stayed consistent throughout October, figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed this morning.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures changes in prices, dropped marginally by 0.1% in the year to October 2015. The ONS said this is the same rate of inflation as seen in the year to September and continues the trend of negligible inflation in the UK since the start of the year.
Clothing and footwear prices increased by 2% between September and October this year, with women’s skirts, T-shirts, dresses, swimwear and men’s ready-made suits all reporting a rise in price. The report said the 2% increase was the largest September to October rise since records began in 1996.
However, food and non-alcoholic beverage prices fell by 0.4% between September and October, compared with an increase of 0.1% between the same period the year before. The ONS attributed the drop in price to a wide range of food products.