The latest "urban" inflation rate, designed to accurately reflect the costs of day to living in British cities was announced -the rate is unchanged at four percent. An increase in the cost of heroin -due to increased demand- has been offset in the cost of using a prostitute, due to the increase in competition-led suppliers of the service
Unchanged items in the "basket" include arranging the murder of a spouse and bribing a policeman.
The chancellor, George Osborne, said he was pleased that the rates are unchanged, as did cabinet minister Chris Hume. The IMF issued a postivie report on the news, praising the country for having a low cost of bribing police and judges compared to countries like the USA.