KPMG comments on today’s inflation figures

“Inflation has yet to peak” says Yael Selfin, Chief Economist at KPMG UK

“Inflation has yet to peak” says Yael Selfin, Chief Economist at KPMG UK

“Inflation accelerated further to reach 9.4 percent in June. However, with further energy bill increases due to take effect from October, the peak in inflation is still some way off, and is not expected to return to the 2 percent target before mid-2024.

“This means more pain is on the way for household budgets as the high rate of inflation continues to outpace wage growth, bringing down the real value of incomes across the UK.

“We also expect the Bank of England to continue raising the base interest rate, which we now expect to reach 2 percent early next year, to stave off further rounds of inflation rises.”

 

-ENDS

 

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