Travel and alcohol push up UK inflation
The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation rose to 4.5% in April, up from 4% in March.
However, the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation - which includes mortgage interest payments - fell slightly to 5.2% from 5.3% in March.
Phil Gooding from the Office for National Statistics says inflation was propelled by rising travel costs at Easter and a higher duty on alcohol and tobacco.
- From the section Business