CPI inflation rate fell to 2.4% last month from 2.8%

The rate of consumer price index inflation fell to 2.4% in April, from 2.8% in March, official figures showed today.

It is the first time inflation has slowed since Autumn 2012.

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Inflation falls to 2.4%

The rate of consumer price index inflation has fallen to 2.4% in April, down by 0.4% from March. The headline rate of retail price index inflation fell by a similar amount in the same month, to 2.9%.