UK inflation fell back slightly in December to 10.5% but remains at one of the highest levels in 40 years as the cost of living crisis continues.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the annual rate as measured by the consumer prices index dipped again last month, continuing a fall from 10.7% in November and its recent peak of 11.1% in October. City economists had forecast a modest fall to 10.5%.
It comes after Rishi Sunak promised to halve the rate of inflation this year as the cornerstone of his plans for the economy.
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