UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9.0 pct

By Andy Bruce and William Schomberg
Updated May 18 2022 - 7:56am, first published 7:53am
"We cannot protect people completely from global challenges," UK finance minister Rishi Sunak says.

British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, piling pressure on finance minister Rishi Sunak to step up his help for households facing a worsening cost-of-living crisis.

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