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Britain using all its tools to fight inflation, says Sunak

FILE PHOTO: British Chancellor Sunak walks, London

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is doing all it can to combat a surge in prices, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday, as data showed UK inflation hit 9.1% in May.

"We are using all the tools at our disposal to bring inflation down and combat rising prices," Sunak said.

"We can build a stronger economy through independent monetary policy, responsible fiscal policy which doesn't add to inflationary pressures, and by boosting our long-term productivity and growth."

(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar; editing by William James)

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