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UK inflation rate falls to 3.6%

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UK inflation rate falls to 3.6%
The UK inflation rate fell to 3.6% in January, down from 4.2% in December, official figures shown.

Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation in the UK fell to 3.6% last month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), while RPI inflation – including mortgage interest payments – fell to 3.9% from 4.8%.

The ONS said inflation fell sharply as the impact of last year’s VAT rise was no longer included in the figures. VAT rose from 17.5% to 20% in January 2011.

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