A Treasury spokeswoman has said that today's figures show that the "economy is on the mend" since inflation is almost half of its recent peak of 5.2% in September 2011.
The economy is on the mend, but the Government understands that times are tough for families and that is why we have taken continued action to help with the cost of living
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