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Deloitte senior economist comments on today's inflation figures

23 March 2022

Commenting on the latest inflation figures, published by the ONS today, Debapratim De, senior economist at Deloitte, said:

“Inflation has come in higher than expected in February. With commodity markets still reeling from the war in Ukraine, the likelihood of inflation surpassing the Bank of England's projected peak has risen, pointing to further, and potentially quicker, interest rate rises.

“Despite growing at a faster pace than before the pandemic, wages are forecast to lag well behind surging prices. Consumer confidence is likely to weaken further, alongside a continued squeeze on household spending power.”

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