UK inflation fell back into deflationary territory in September, with the latest year-on-year figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing a 0.1% decline in September.
The ONS said the UK's consumer price index was weaker in September due to a smaller than usual rise in clothing prices and falling motor fuel prices.
The UK's Retail Prices Index also fell to 0.8% in the year to the end of September, down from 1.1% in August.
The ONS said: "While negative headline inflation rates are unusual, it is worth considering this latest figure in the broader context.
"Since the turn of 2015, the rate of inflation has been low, varying between a positive 0.3% and negative 0.1%. Calculating an average inflation rate for the year to date gives a figure of 0.0%.
"In other words, there has been little to no inflation during 2015."
The ONS added different households will feel varying rates of inflation depending on what they spend their money on. For example, rental prices (including social and council rents) have increased by 3% over the last year, but food prices have fallen by 2.5%.
Inflation fell back to zero in August, after a 0.1% rise the previous month, as the price of clothing rose slower than the previous month, while fuel prices remained low.
The rate of inflation has been at or around zero for most of this year, after hitting the figure for the first time ever in February.
The data confirms the Bank of England's expectations of weaker inflation as markets move towards year-end.
Last week, the Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep rates on hold 8-1, saying CPI inflation appeared weaker than during August's Inflation Report due to further declines in the oil price.
They now expect inflation will not hit 1% until spring 2016.
Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown said: "The rate of consumer price inflation is expected to climb in the coming months as the big drop in fuel prices falls out of the year-on-year calculation, but core inflation, which strips out volatile components like food and energy, also remains weak at 1.0%.
"While the impact of rising wages remains notable by its absence in the inflation figures, I expect the Bank of England to focus on the risks and exercise caution on interest rates. I see them remaining at 0.5% into the second half of next year, and quite possibly even longer than that."
Peter Cameron, associate fund manager at EdenTree Investment Management said: "Although wage pressures are emerging and the impact of the falling oil price will soon start to drop out of the numbers, a rate hike would have a deflationary effect by pushing up sterling.
"At a time when the ECB is signalling it is ready to expand QE and the Fed is likely to delay its own rate lift-off into 2016, the Bank will be fearful of allowing sterling to appreciate too much."
Nancy Curtin, CIO at Close Brothers Asset Management said: "This should not be cause for concern. Today's result is simply evidence of how the UK economy is delivering at the moment - not exactly a steam train bounding ahead at full speed, but certainly enough to keep things moving along at a steady enough pace.
"Yes, the inflation outlook is a little soft, but wage growth is increasing and retail consumption is on the up, which will help to drive things forward over the next few months.
"All in all, today is not damaging, and the Bank will simply see this is as confirmation of its decision to hold off a rate hike until domestic price pressure begins to rise."
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