Pressure is likely to mount on the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) this week as inflation is expected to have hit a five-year high in September.
The consensus forecast of economists polled by Reuters sees the consumer price index (CPI) rising to 3% during September, up from 2.9% in August.
Official CPI data is published by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday, right ahead of a meeting between Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the Commons Treasury select committee on monetary policy.
The meeting is of great market interest as expectations have been rising for an increase in interest rates in the coming months following increasingly hawkish talk from some members of the MPC.
But many economists are concerned over increasing signals that the UK economy might not be robust enough to withstand an increase in interest rates.
"The Bank of England is keen to get out of 'emergency mode'," said James Smith, developed market economist at ING.
"But the Bank is also pinning its hopes on a sizeable pick-up in wage growth and even perhaps more contentiously, a smooth Brexit. On the former, data over the next week is likely to show the economic backdrop is still relatively benign," he added.