Inflation jumped 2.3% last month driven by rising fuel and food prices. The Retail Price Index stands at 3.2%. Retail sales are up 2.7% on the year but down 1.4% on last month. Average earnings are at £507 a week while unemployment is 1.58 million (4.7%). The euro stands at 1.15 against a 12 month high of 1.32 to the £.
Accurate as of 29th March 2017