Call 0161 366 6535 - email admin@amhaccounts.com

Inflation hits 40-year high of 9%

18 May 2022

Inflation has hit its highest level in 40 years amid the deteriorating cost-of-living crisis, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The rate shot up to 9% last month – its highest level since comparable readings in 1982.

Data released by the ONS showed a broad-based hike in prices for everyday goods and services during April, with almost three-quarters of the increase accounted for by the unprecedented 54% increase in the energy price cap which kicked in at the start of the month.

The highest prices on record for both petrol and diesel were other major factors.

Commenting on the data, Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), said: 'Inflation was always likely to hit hard in April given the energy price cap increase.

'Looking ahead, inflation is likely to stay high, with a resulting historic squeeze in households' incomes and a tough trading environment for businesses.

'It is critical the government explores options to help people facing real hardship now, and support cashflow for vulnerable firms. Stimulating business investment is also crucial, to both plug the near-term gap in growth and to shore up the economy's potential to withstand future shocks.'

Try a site search Tax return, dividends, pension, spring statement...

Company details

Hyde Office:
Allen Mills Howard & Co, Library Chambers, 48 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1ND
Tel: 0161 366 6535

About us

Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors.

We are an established Chartered Certified accountancy practice with offices in the North West of England.

Registered as auditors in the United Kingdom by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

© 2022 Allen Mills Howard & Co. All rights reserved. We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.