Blog: October 2021

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Prof Huw Dixon

Posted: 20 October, 2021 - 13:18

CPI Inflation fell to 3.1% from the previous months 3.2%.  Inflation was expected to fall as there was a “base effect” of -0.4% as the increase in inflation in August-September 2020 dropped out (this spike of 0.4% was partly due to the rebound from the Eat Out to Help Out and VAT cut in August 2020).  However, in addition to this base effect, there was a significant element of new inflation, with prices rising by 0.3% between September and August. This followed from a very sharp rise of 0.7% in July-August.

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Rachael Cheung

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 18 October, 2021 - 13:28

In a previous blog, we wrote about the importance of establishing an evidence base for interventions and identified funding as a key issue.  This has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  How can services provide the best possible evidence-based interventions if the funding for service delivery and evaluation is not available?