Mr. Swayne Share this specific contribution Share a link to this specific contribution: Share contribution 1 on Twitter Share contribution 1 on Facebook Share contribution 1 via Email Copy link to contribution 1 to clipboard Copy link 22. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of (a) the rate of inflation and (b) the annual change in average earnings. (200883) Angela Eagle Share this specific contribution Share a link to this specific contribution: Share contribution 3 on Twitter Share contribution 3 on Facebook Share contribution 3 via Email Copy link to contribution 3 to clipboard Copy link In March 2008, the annual rate of inflation as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) was 2.5 per cent. The annual change in average earnings as measured by the annual earnings index (AEI) including bonuses was 3.7 per cent. in February 2008.