Alternative inflation report – how other countries are doing it better

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Our last couple of reports have focussed on the unexpected wave of inflation that is being felt around the world despite us supposedly being involved in a global downturn, and how the UK is particularly feeling it.
This month we are focussing on how other major G7 countries measure inflation as it impacts upon different parts of their countries and social structure. Something we want to see done here in the UK.

Alternative inflation report – or what Mervyn King does not mention

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Rather than inflation in the UK being the result of a series of one-off occurances as Mervyn King insists, perhaps we are heading for a new world-wide era of Austerity. With inflation rather than deflation being the main global issue. What we have been promoting as our Regional Prosperity and Inflation Framework, might well have to serve as an ‘Austerity & Inflation’ Framework.

Alternative inflation report – Living standards in the West Midlands

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None of our current inflation indices register the unique house price inflation the UK has had. Had they done so in any manner comparable to Germany and the US, there would have been far higher inflation registered across the UK under New Labour. Looking at housing affordability indices gives us some idea of the seriousness of the real inflation being missed. And an index that shows this up region by region would show a revealing story for the West Midlands. We show what it would reveal.