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UK inflation returns to 0 in August

Besides cheaper motor fuels - which had the biggest downward effect on inflation - there was also pressure from clothing and footwear prices, which rose less last month than they did a year earlier.


INFLATION in the United Kingdom returned to zero in August, driven down by the cost of motor fuel and clothing. A measure of core price pressures also eased.

Consumer prices were unchanged compared with a year earlier following a 0.1 per cent annual gain in July, the Office