Rate of inflation expected to drop

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Sir Mervyn King
Sir Mervyn King

The rate of inflation is expected to drop to its lowest level in two years, in a sign that the pressure on cash-strapped households has started to ease.


The consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation is forecast to drop to 3.5% in January, from 4.2% in December, as the previous year's VAT hike from 17.5% to 20% fell out of the year-on-year comparison.