We need to see sustained slower service inflation

Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee member Catherine Mann noted on Wednesday that overall progress on inflation has been “touch-and-go”, and warned of a potential rebound in headline inflation figures.

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The supply side of the economy is growing very slowly, I still see labour market tightness.

Wage growth is still far away from being constistent with the inflation target.

We need to see sustained slower service inflation.

Until I see some deceleration in services prices, I’m not in a position to cut.

The 2% inflation we see now is a touch and go, it will be above 2% for the rest of the year, that matters for my decision making.

 

Source: https://www.fxstreet.com/news/boes-mann-we-need-to-see-sustained-slower-service-inflation-202407101735