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British Among Hardest Hit as Living Costs Rise During Pandemic

  • Almost half of U.K. consumers seeing higher prices: YouGov
  • Signs of persistent inflation concerning some policy makers
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Central bankers worldwide are weighing the probability of higher inflation. Consumers around the world say they are already feeling the pinch.

About 40% of respondents said their living costs have increased since the onset of the pandemic, according to a YouGov survey of 18,983 people conducted in 17 countries. That proportion was closer to half in the U.K. and U.S., compared to just a fifth of Danes and Swedes.