EU inflation showed signs of a further fall across EU Member States in December 2022, due to a mainly fall in energy prices. The Britain’s inflation rate remains high.
Consumer prices rose 10.5 % in December, the 2nd consecutive monthly decline, thanks to easing gasoline and clothing prices.
UK inflation hits 41-year high of 11.1% in October, as food and energy prices continue to soar.
So policymakers setting interest rates have homed in on domestic signals of inflation to try to assess how persistent higher prices will be, analyzing wage growth and increases in services inflation.
Over the course of a year, the central bank raised interest rates from 0.1 percent to 3.5 percent, and is expected to raise rates again at its next meeting in early February.