Rising prices for clothes, hotel rooms and petrol have led to the highest rate of inflation in nearly two years, official figures show.
Inflation rose to 1.0% in September, up from 0.6% in August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
Clothing saw its biggest price rise since 2010 and fuel, which was falling a year ago, was also more expensive.
However, the ONS said there was “no explicit evidence” the weaker pound was the reason for higher prices.
September’s inflation figure has traditionally been crucial because it decided what rate benefits would increase by in the following year.
However, with the government having frozen many benefits and tax credits until 2020, many families will no longer see them keep up with rising prices.
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