The pound fell 1% against the dollar to $1.11 after rebounding on Thursday when Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned. This was announced when official figures showed that the national bond rose to his second-highest ever in September. Meanwhile, people are shopping less than before the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ONS said last month’s retail sales volume beat expectations, he fell 1.4%, continuing the decline from August. The pound’s recent drop comes after a period of volatile trading for the currency. It hit a record low against the dollar last month as government borrowing costs soared after the mini-budget. Investors were upset when the government promised huge tax cuts but did not disclose how they would be paid. A fall in the value of the pound will increase the prices of goods and services imported into the UK from abroad. For example, when the pound is weak against the dollar and euro, it costs more for UK businesses, such as food and raw materials. Or parts from overseas. A weak pound could also drive up costs if businesses choose to pass on higher prices to customers. For those planning to travel abroad, changes in the pound affect where their money goes abroad.

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