RPI inflation rates both fall to 2.9%

The headline rate of retail price index inflation fell to 2.9% in April, from 3.3% in March, the Office for National Statistics said.

The underlying rate of retail price index inflation fell to 2.9% from 3.2% during the same period, the ONS added.

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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%.