Office for National Statistics data has revealed that during April, retail prices index inflation fell 1.2 per cent.
The body said that cheaper repayments on home
Meanwhile, consumer prices index inflation appeared to slow in the fourth month of 2009, falling from 2.9 per cent in March to 2.3 per cent in April.
The ONS explained that cheaper electricity and gas bills were a contributor to this trend.
Currently at 0.5 per cent, the Bank of England base rate was maintained earlier this month after a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, which uses inflation as a factor in its decisions.