“It is absolutely terrifying knowing that you are stuck here,” she said. “With lockdown, they are saying not to go out, but you are in a building where all you want to do is not be in it. You can’t leave. You can’t sell. My flat isn’t worth anything until it is made safe.”
"Looking ahead, CPI inflation looks set to jump to about 1.7% in April, driven primarily by a large semi-annual increase in electricity and natural gas prices, as well as the anniversary of the collapse in oil prices at the start of the pandemic," he said.