How Is The Rate Of Inflation Worked Out...?

If Gordon Brown's saying the rate of inflation is currently running at 2.1 percent, but food prices, fuel and energy bills are rising by around 17-20 percent, how is the official figure arrived at? Surely that is manipulating the figures, isn't it? Or have I missed something? How is the inflation rate... show more If Gordon Brown's saying the rate of inflation is currently running at 2.1 percent, but food prices, fuel and energy bills are rising by around 17-20 percent, how is the official figure arrived at? Surely that is manipulating the figures, isn't it? Or have I missed something? How is the inflation rate calculated?
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