The UK inflation rate fell last month to its lowest in 18 months, primarily due to a slowdown in transport price rises.
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure fell to 3% from 3.5% in March, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
CPI inflation peaked at 5.2% in September last year, and it has fallen sharply since then.
However, whilst the TUC general secretary Brendan Barber agreed that the slower rate was “a relief to millions of people”, pay was still failing to keep up with prices.
Those in retirement and relying on savings to provide income also face difficulties, with the average no-notice savings account only paying around 1.15%.