Prices

Fact checks related to the economy in the UK, spending, house prices, public transport, and inflation measures such as the CPI and RPI

18 May 2017

Conservative Manifesto: Pensions

We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.

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Conservative Manifesto: Pensions
26 April 2017

Inflation catches up with wage growth

Wages have been rising faster than prices for the last few years, but inflation has now caught up.

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Inflation catches up with wage growth
20 October 2016

Adjective inflation: are prices “soaring”?

Inflation is at a two year high, but saying that it’s “soaring” is a bit of a stretch.

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Adjective inflation: are prices “soaring”?
17 October 2016

Was the pound overvalued before the EU referendum?

It’s correct that the IMF has said that in 2015 the pound was overvalued by between 5 and 20%. But it’s open to debate whether it’s undervalued right now.

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Was the pound overvalued before the EU referendum?
14 October 2016

The oil price and Scotland’s independence

The falling price of oil hasn’t had much impact on the proportion of people saying they would vote for independence.

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The oil price and Scotland’s independence
13 October 2016

Brexit and price rises

Brexit has been blamed for a series of price rises, from holidays abroad to military equipment. All are down to a fall in the value of the pound.

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Brexit and price rises
31 August 2016

What have bacon butties got to do with Brexit?

Contrary to one report, the vote to leave the EU hasn't pushed up retail prices for bacon.

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What have bacon butties got to do with Brexit?
16 June 2016

The EU referendum, the economy and you

There's lots of economic forecasts. What might they mean for you?

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The EU referendum, the economy and you
31 May 2016

What could happen to VAT and energy prices if we leave the EU?

Would energy bills be lower if we left the EU? We could cut VAT but beyond that it’s uncertain.

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What could happen to VAT and energy prices if we leave the EU?
24 March 2016

Energy bills and Brexit

Would leaving the EU raise energy bills by £500 million a year, as claimed?

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Energy bills and Brexit

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