Family budgets are set to be stretched even tighter this month as the Office for National Statistics revealed that the Consumer Price Index of inflation has reached 4 per cent, up from 3.7 per cent in December.
The credit crunch led to the lowest proportion of recent homemovers on record in the UK, according to new figures released by the Official of National Statistics, which show that during 2008/09 only 9 per cent of households had moved to their current address within the previous 12 months.
British households cut their average weekly spending by £16 in 2009 in an attempt to stem the tide of personal debt. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the average household spent £455 per week last year.
House Price Index
- House price recovery says Nationwide
- London Olympics forecast to stagnate house prices
- House prices for June show improvement
- House prices show improvement as market stabilises
- It’s a seller’s market in some parts of the country
- New build property prices ‘up 7.7% in 12 months’
- House prices ‘down 0.5% in 2011’
- Property prices ‘resilient in 2011’
- Property sales to rise, but house prices to fall in 2012
- Buyer demand and sales ‘lift in November’
- Investigation into consumer understanding of energy bills
- EDF Energy to cuts gas costs by 5%
- Energy saving tips from ConserveEnergy
- UK fuel poverty hotspots revealed
- Ofgem outlines Smart Meter protection plan
- E.ON energy price rise to kick in tomorrow
- Northerners paying more for home energy
- Families blame each other for energy wastage
- A quarter of UK boilers 'at risk of breaking'
- UK homes braced for biggest ever energy bills