Economics CPD Courses in June 2014

Economics CPD Courses in June 2014 - Book Your Places Now!

ETNC 2014   | New to AS & A2 Economics | WOW! Economics 2014


Economics Resources Popular resources on the {my channel} blogPopular resources on the {my channel} blog Economics revision quizzes Resource tags for the blog RSS Feed for the blog Twitter feed for this blog Teacher Email Resource Newsletter Category listing for this blog Economics Blog home page Economics Blog Home Page


Tracker Pixel for Entry

Rising prices and falling real incomes

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Print Tweet This!Save to Favorites

The CPI headline inflation rate has fallen to 4.8%. This BBC chart shows recent changes in the rate of increase of the general price levels using CPI and RPI indicators.

CPI annual inflation stands at 4.8 per cent in November 2011, down from 5.0 per cent in October. The largest downward pressures came from food, petrol, clothing and furniture, household equipment & maintenance. Partially offsetting these were upward pressures from increases in the cost of domestic heating and off sales of alcohol. Fuller details are on the ONS website.

Inflation erodes purchasing power of households, and savings; yet although prices have been rising, there is little evidence of surges in wage rates in UK regions, as unions press hard for wage increases to offset the rising cost of living. In real terms, households across the UK, have had falling incomes, as the rate of wage inflation remains below the level of price inflation. The North West appears to have the biggest decline in incomes.

The depreciation of sterling, rising commodity prices and strong demand in China have continued to contribute to cost pressures in the UK economy. Energy prices have risen almost 20% recently, some of the increase is due to present government policy to support greener electricity generation., a good example of conflicting macro policy goals.

The BBC video report claims that The Bank of England expects CPI to fall in the near future, citing recent falls in the price of Brent Oil Futures tp $110.However, Reuters reports that Spencer Dale the B of E Chief Economist is unsure about the case for additional Quantitative Easing measures if the rate of UK inflation remains above the target level.

 

 

 



 

FOR MORE REVISION SUPPORT FROM THE TUTOR2U TEAM...

Follow the tutor2u team and all our subject blogs on Twitter

Register for free tutor2u revision classes at our sister site Zondle:

Use the following class codes to join our Zondle revision classes:

Economics: AS Micro 290-66327 AS Macro 290-66328 A2 Micro 290-66329 A2 Macro 290-66330

AQA AS/A2 Business: BUSS1 290-66325 BUSS2 290-66326 BUSS3 290-66323 BUSS4 290-66322

 



Economics CPD Courses in June 2014

Economics CPD Courses in June 2014 - Book Your Places Now!

ETNC 2014   | New to AS & A2 Economics | WOW! Economics 2014


tutor2u online store

PowerPoint Lesson Activities Teacher Conferences & CPD Courses
Exam Coaching & Revision Workshops Pre-release Case Study Toolkits
A Level Economics Teaching Support Resources for Business Studies
Digital Magazines  


Enter your Email


RES Economics Essay Competition 2014

Submit your entry to the RES Economics Essay Competition 2014

WOW! Economics 2014

50+ New Teaching & Learning Resources for A Level & IB Economics

AS, A2 & IB Economics Revision Notes

Latest resources

Resource categories Blog RSS feed Blog RSS Feed

© Copyright Tutor2u Limited 2013 All Rights Reserved