The Prime Minister has welcomed the fall in inflation:
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said that today's inflation figures are evidence the long term economic plan "is working."
Inflation falling below 2% for the first time since November 2009 is further evidence that our long term economic plan is working. Controlling inflation and rebuilding our economy are the only sustainable ways to secure living standards for the future.
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The headline rate of Retail Price Index inflation rose to 2.8% from 2.7% the month before, the Office for National Statistics said.
The rate of Consumer Price Index inflation fell to 1.9% in January from 2% in December, official figures showed today.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed media and information studies graduates have the second highest employment rate but the receive the lowest average salary.
Those with a degree in medicine top both lists, with the figures showing those graduates have an average salary of £46,000 per year.
Graduates with a degree in media and information studies come bottom, with an average salary of £21,000.
The ONS also said that this year 47% of employed recent graduates are in non-graduate jobs - up from 37% in 2001.
More than 60,000 civil partnerships have been formed in the UK since the legislation was introduced in 2005.
The number of civil partnerships rose by 3.6 per cent to 7,037 in the UK last year, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
The average age of men forming a civil partnership in 2012 was 40, while for women the average age was 37.6.
The number of civil partnership dissolutions granted in England and Wales in 2012 also rose by 20 per cent.
The figures have been released after legislation introducing same-sex marriages in England and Wales received royal assent from the Queen in July, in spite of opposition from many Conservative backbenchers and religious groups.
The number of people reaching their century has increased five-fold in the last 30 years, new figures show.
The Queen sent birthday cards to 12,320 centenarians in England and Wales last year – compared to just 2,420 in 1981, according to the Office for National Statistics, the Daily Express reports.
It estimated 465,500 people were aged 90 or above in 2012 – an increase of 33 per cent on 10 years ago – and that while the gap is narrowing, women can now expect to live for 82.6 years on average compared with 78.7 years for men.
However, the figures show 10,540 women have passed their 100th birthday compared to 1,780 men.
Retail sales in Britain grew by 2.1 per cent between August 2012 and 2013, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
However, from July to August of this year, the quantity of products bought by customers mainly online and through mail order actually fell by 0.9 per cent.
Food and online sales contributed the most to the rise in retail figures, the Office for National Statistics said.
- Food sales increased by 2.1 % their biggest rise since April 2011
- Supermarkets said the sunny weather saw customers buy more food, alcohol, clothing and outdoor items
- Sales on 'none store retailing' driving growth