“With the Fed keen not to tighten policy until it sees inflation on track to moderately exceed its 2% goal on a sustained basis, and also emphasising that any increase in inflation should be transitory, we expect the Fed will follow through on its commitment not to raise rates for a while yet,” said Michael Pearce, senior US economist at Capital Economics.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.