Monthly Archives: February 2011

UK Inflation Rises: Blame it on VAT

The recent CPI releases reported a rise in consumer price index of 0.1% (for the month) and 4.0% annually. Chart.1 shows the ebbs and flow different measures of inflation: CPI all items, CPI excluding indirect taxes and CPI at constant … Continue reading

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The recent release of the Halifax house price index surprisingly reported a 0.8% month on month rise in Jan 2011. Chart.1 below shows that monthly change has become less predictable. My view is that the low transaction volumes have lead … Continue reading

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