Thursday 19 October 2017

Cost of living eased back slightly in April – CSO

Ed Carty

THE cost of living eased back last month, official figures have revealed.

The annual rate of inflation edged down to 1.9% in April, its lowest rate since the start of last year.

According to the Central Statistics Office, home furnishings, small electrical goods and maintenance work saw the biggest falls followed by charges for some technology goods and toys, clothing and footwear and communications.

The biggest cost increases over the year were in education with prices and fees up 9.4pc and transport up 5.7pc as a result of rising fuel charges.

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