Watch PMQs: Boris Johnson grilled as inflation hits 40-year high

18 May 2022, 11:03 | Updated: 18 May 2022, 12:46

Boris Johnson will face questions at PMQs today as the cost of living took another turn for worse as inflation rose again this time to a 40-year high.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to increase the warm home discount and 'cut taxes in the autumn' to help struggling Brits cope with the cost of living.

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The rate of inflation shot up to nine per cent last month, reaching its highest comparable readings since 1982.

A large portion of the rise was due to the price cap on energy bills, which was hiked by 54 per cent for the average household at the start of April.

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