Is inflation set to return to Britain?

UK annual CPI inflation chartMost investors seem to think inflation is no longer a problem. But most investors – not for the first time – could be wrong. The strengthening economic recovery is one reason to expect eventual upward pressure on prices.

In Britain, now that consumer confidence and consumption have gathered pace, “the next thing that should come is the anticipation of pay rises”, says Christine Johnson of Old Mutual Global Investors. Households haven’t had a real wage rise for five years.

Generally rising demand is [...]

MoneyWeek magazine

Latest issue:

Magazine cover
Profit from the agriculture boom

The UK's best-selling financial magazine. Take a FREE trial today.
Claim 3 FREE Issues
Shale gas 'fracking' promises to transform Britain's energy market. Find out what it is, what it means, and how to invest.

More from MoneyWeek

The problem with the Bank of England

Fracking: Nine reasons not to get carried away

Five small-cap stocks worth a flutter

This Dutch company could help us tame floods

ScreenHunter_01 Mar. 25 09.51

Get the latest tips and investment opportunities from MoneyWeek magazine: Claim 3 FREE issues HERE