Inflation in the United Kingdom reached its lowest level in August 2015. Among other things, a plan to assist the British catering industry during the coronacrisis contributed to the very small increase in the average price level.
Last month, inflation came down to 0.2% on an annual basis. That’s a little higher than economists expected, because they counted on 0 percent in general.
In August, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet offered up to £10 off for British people who went out for a bite to eat. They had to eat at participating restaurant owners on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. This, according to the British National Statistical Office, led to the strongest downward pressure on inflation.
VAT reductions also led to lower inflation. In addition, air travel ticket prices fell and clothing prices rose less sharply than a year earlier.