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CLIP 5832

Inflation and the economy

Inflation and the economy
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Key Info
  • Inflation and the economy
  • Duration: 02:36
  • Official figures show that UK inflation fell in October 2008 from a 16-year high as oil, transport and food prices fell. The Consumer Prices Index measure dropped to 4.5% from 5.2% in September. Percentage increases and decreases in the price of various goods and services are shown. There is an explanation of the effects of inflation and deflation on the economy and comparison with Japan. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 18 November 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    Functional Maths

  • Keywords: costs, real world maths, business, retail, budget, economics, money
Ideas for use in class
  • Investigating percentage change. Comparing prices and looking at economics. Use to introduce the use of percentages to describe everyday economics.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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