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UK now facing deflation, warns BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that the UK is now facing deflation, which could worsen the recession.

Commenting on the latest Retail Price Index (RPI) figures, which revealed prices were lower than one year ago, David Kern, the BCC’s chief economist, said the RPI "fell by more than expected".

"Deflationary pressures could make the recession worse in the short-term, despite quantitative easing and the huge budget deficit posing inflationary pressures over the medium-term," he continued.

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