The biggest upward contribution to the new inflation rate of 2.8% has been increases in gas and electricity bills, as well as price changes for recreational goods, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Also contributing were prices for motor fuels and air transport.
The largest downward contributions came from small price increases for food and drinks.
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