House­hold bills to push in­fla­tion

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HOUSE­HOLDS have been warned that the lat­est in­fla­tion fig­ures – which hit their low­est level for nearly three years in Septem­ber – were “as good as it gets” for some months, as ris­ing en­ergy bills are expected to push up the cost of liv­ing.

Of­fi­cial fig­ures showed con­sumer prices in­dex (CPI) in­fla­tion fell to 2.2% last month – down from 2.5% in Au­gust and the low­est level since Novem­ber 2009.

Ex­perts pre­dict ris­ing en­ergy, food and fuel costs will push in­fla­tion back up past 2.5%.

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