CPI down but price of Govt services continue to rise

So prices ex mortgage are down 0.35% YoY.

No wonder there is widespread resistance to the idea of wage cuts (apart from the obvious!). Prices really haven’t come down. Why? As finfacts point out, the cost of accessing government services (health, education and utilities) is rising hugely.

I got my VHI bill in the post last week. €840 instead of €640 last year.