Rate setters to act with abundance of caution despite inflation win

Kevin Brown, savings specialist at Scottish Friendly comments on the latest inflation figures: “This inflation reading is what was expected by markets ahead of the announcement and is a significant moment as the inflation surge of the past two years has finally receded.

“Although price rise levels are now back on target, rate setters will be cautious ahead of any cut as wage rises are now strongly ahead of price increases. Taking the foot off the rate pedal too soon could reignite a wage-price spiral so it is likely policymakers will continue to act with an abundance of caution.


“Families looking for relief from rising prices will start to feel the benefit of a normalising situation, but the damage inflation has done is yet to be truly cancelled out by wage increases. Although rates are likely to be lowered very cautiously it is a good time now for savers to start considering alternatives as market rates begin to price in a falling bank rate.”


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