Samuel Tombs, chief United Kingdom economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said inflation was likely to remain around 0.7% until next April when a temporary Value-Added Tax cut ends and energy prices are predicted to pick-up.
Unlike previous year, food prices rose in October and people stocked up on potatoes and fruit.
Meanwhile, food prices rose 0.1 percent in the month, as compared with a decline of 0.7 percent in October 2019.
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"The cost of food also nudged up, while second-hand cars and computer games also all saw price rises".
Analysts had expected the rate to remain flat at 0.5%.
The ONS said clothing and shoes were the biggest contributor to rising prices, as summer sales ended and stock was replaced by full-price autumn ranges. A temporary stamp duty cut has fuelled a boom in the property market that drove prices higher, while the cost of furnishing the home also rose.
The overall jump in October was the sharpest increase since June amid an eight-month spell where monthly readings have been under one per cent, held down by the change in shopping habits due to COVID-19. A one-month lockdown was announced for England at the end of the month and started on November 5.More news: Nations League: France beat Portugal 1-0 to book finals spot
Transport and vehicle prices also pushed higher, as the price of second-hand cars rose by 1.4%, with new auto prices up 0.5% as demand for cars improved in the face of guidance to avoid public transport.
However, auto prices may stabilise and fall back in the middle of 2021 should a vaccine become widely available, according to Samuel Tombs, chief United Kingdom economist for Pantheon Macroeconomics.
It revealed that gas prices dived by 12.3 per cent and electricity prices slumped 3.2 per cent between September and October.
One of the largest downward pressures on inflation came from a fall in household energy prices.More news: Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective, full results show
Where some prices are slowly rising, the national lockdown measures now in place can only exert further deflationary pressure.
"Bank of England data has already indicated that mortgage approvals in September represented the highest levels of agreed borrowing since before the Global Financial Crisis more than a decade ago".
But if we're to avoid deflation, further fiscal measures may be needed to stimulate and fix a stricken economy once mass vaccination is underway.More news: Google says Chrome 87 has the biggest performance boost in years