INFLATION has hit a 40-year high of 9.1%, according to new figures

The consumer price index (CPI) measure of inflation hit a 40-year high of 9% in April

Today's inflation rate is the highest since 1982, the ONS said. But struggling households are still being warned that the worst is yet to come

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Inflation is a measure of how the price of goods and services have changed over the past year

The inflation rate is a so-called backward looking measure, which means it shows how prices have changed over the past 12 months

But with energy bills now expected to hit £3,000 by the end of the year and petrol reaching new record highs

Today's figures show transport, housing costs and energy bills were among the main factors pushing up inflation