In Great Britain, inflation reached 10,1 percent, the increase in living costs continues

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The cost of living in the UK rose again in July, putting further strain on families across the country.

Consumer price index inflation hit 10,1 percent last month, beating expectations, the Office for National Statistics said.

As reported, the increase was mainly due to the prices of food and basic goods, including toilet paper and toothbrushes.

It was the biggest jump in the cost of living since February 1982, when consumer price index inflation hit 10,4 per cent, Office for National Statistics estimates showed.

It is also a big jump compared to inflation of 9,4 percent in June.

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