Business quote of the day: inflation surprises

Sign Up

Get the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email.

“The surprise for us was the extent of the food price increase"               

Ross Walker, UK economist at RBS, explains why the latest UK inflation figures show a sharp increase, and were worse than expected. The Treasury said the figures were “disappointing”, and Labour has called them “worrying.”

Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

Free trial CSS