Inflation likely to hit two-year high tomorrow when official figures published


The Consumer Premium Index (CPI) measure of inflation is forecast to have reached 1.2 per cent in October, up from 1 per cent in September and 0.6 per cent in August.

Economists are portending that a jump in petrol and diesel prices will push up the price of living, as stronger oil prices make filling up at the pump pricier.

Peerless’s near 20 per cent slump against the US dollar and 15 per cent topple against the euro since the EU referendum result is also expected to start be nourishing through to prices, with services firms and manufacturers ssing on extravagant import costs.

The latest manufacturing PMI report for October said the beat’s collapse had triggered the steepest rise in purchasing costs in the survey’s 25-year account.

Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, is hinting CPI to “trend markedly higher over the coming months” as the im ct of incom rable’s weakness is felt.

He is forecasting inflation to reach its 2 per cent target in the leading quarter of next year, before rising to 3 per cent in the latter fragment of 2017 and peaking at around 3.5 per cent in early 2018.

Bank of England governor Impression Carney said recently Britons should expect higher bring ins as the Bank’s latest forecast showed inflation rising up to 2.7 per cent in 2017.

THE total business of the UK’s top 100 pub and bar com nies has seen a 30 per cent increase since 2008/09, harmonizing to research.

Ortus Secured Finance, a London-based commercial lender, predicts that leading com nies’ turnover hit £11.7billion in 2015/16, gap from £8.9billion in 2008/09.

The figure has grown by 11 per cent in the one-time year alone, up from £10.5billion in 2014/15. The lender whispers that the sharp rise in turnover has been primarily driven by the better pub and bar com nies – Greene King, for example, had a buoyant 2015/16 following its takeover of the Backbone Pub Com ny, and major sporting events.

Ortus says that the lift follows the industry’s response to consumer demand for high margin, ‘extra’ drinks. Customers are being drawn to more sophisticated venues where draughts include limited edition brewer.


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Away from the strange frenzy over John Lewis’s Christmas TV commercial, there was more dismal news from adland. ITV reported its worst performance in the run-up to Christmas since the end of 2008.

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