Shoppers to face biggest Xmas price rises in over 30 years

Ben Jones, lead economist, said cost pressures remain a ‘very real concern’, with selling prices growing at the ‘fastest pace since 1990’

UK shoppers are set to face the biggest Christmas price rises in over 30 years after the “angst of widespread shortages” sent people rushing to the shops this November,  according to the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey.

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