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28th Jun 2022 18:00U.K., Daily Monitor

CPI inflation in May was 1pp higher in the U.K. than in theEurozone; Brexit hasn’t helped but isn’t the main cause.

U.K. core goods prices were depressed more by lock- downs; base effects will lower the U.K.’s rate soon.

The relative strength of U.K. services inflation is due to VAT hikes and a rise in course costs for E.U. students.

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