Commuters hit by 3.1% train fares hike today
The increase to rail fares sees some commuters paying more than £5,000-a-year from today
2 January 2014
Autumn Statement 2013: Rail fare hike pegged back to 3.1%
Rail passengers in England will face average rises of 3.1% on fares next month, less than expected
5 December 2013
Petrol price falls help inflation slip down
Inflation dropped to 3.2% last month as petrol prices fell, the Office of National Statistics says
15 October 2013
Food price hikes push inflation up
Inflation rose over the year to August to 3.3% - up from 3.1% in July, the Office of National Statistics says
17 September 2013
Rail commuters face fare hikes – but you can beat the rises
Cash-strapped commuters face regulated rail fares rises of 4.1% on average in England next year
13 August 2013
Petrol prices help push inflation up
Inflation rose last month due to rising prices at the fuel pumps and shallower discounting by fashion retailers
16 July 2013
Falling petrol prices pushed inflation down in April
RPI fell from 3.3% in March to 2.9% in April, the Office of National Statistics announced today
21 May 2013
T-Mobile users attempt to escape price hike
Some T-Mobile customers have claimed they can exit contracts early because the price rise is higher than the jump in RPI
7 May 2013
Student loan rates may drop after inflation rises
Inflation rose to 3.3% last month but it means a number of students and graduates will be charged less interest on loans
16 April 2013
Falling food costs see inflation rate slip
Inflation fell to 3.2% last month, largely due to falling food prices, the Office of National Statistics says
19 March 2013
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