Keighley’s MP has welcomed news inflation in the UK fell to two per cent last month, its lowest since November 2009.

Speaking from Westminster, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said: “This is certainly positive news and underlines once again the government’s unceasing efforts to drag the economy out of the mire it was left in under Labour are paying off.

“But there remains a very long way to go to fully recover from what was the worst recession in a century.

“We must remain wedded to the long-term economic plan laid down by the Prime Minister of reducing the deficit, creating jobs, cutting taxes, giving young people the skills they need to get on and fixing the welfare system so that it pays to work.”