Any reasonable person can read the published statistics that have been mentioned in the local rag, and well what can you say ? Maybe Senator Ozouf needs to have a serious chat with the head of statistic or the head of the States spin doctor department and tell them to get their stories straight.
5% softened to 4.7% and a large 2% drop, since end of March and we are not at the end of July yet
is this retail sales or retail price decreases, and how does internet purchases work into these figures ? if the internet sales have risen is that not a loss to the local retail market and thus not a drop in inflation ?
The cost of taxi fares in Jersey will be going up by 2.5% from 30 July, half the cost of living increase.
Transport and Technical Services reviews the cost of rank taxis against any rises in the cost of living each year.
Between March 2011 and March 2012 the cost of living increased by 5%.
Transport Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said he was pleased the rank taxi rise had been limited with drivers absorbing the rest.
PRICES rose by 3%
over the past 12 months according to figures out today.
The latest retail prices index figures show inflation at its lowest level since December 2010, falling from the March figure of 4.7% to 3%..http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2012/07/20/inflation-rate-falls-to-3/