Inflation rise stalls wage hopes

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Inflation rose for the first time in 10 months in April, stalling hopes for a pick-up in real terms wages.

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation ticked up to 1.8% after hitting a four-year low of 1.6% the month before, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.