The UK consumer prices index has risen to 4.4 per cent in July, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The consumer prices index is up 0.2 per cent from 4.2 per cent in June, however the retail prices index remains unchanged at 5 per cent.
The Bank of England said last week that it remained confident that inflation would return to its target level in the next two years. Bank of England governor Mervyn King must write another letter to Chancellor George Osborne expaining the inflation level, which is more than double the 2 per cent target.
The ONS says the rise in the CPI came from a number of areas, such as miscellaneous goods & services, clothing & footwear, furniture, household equipment & maintenance and housing & household services.