The Rip-off Britain controversy could re-ignite next week if, as expected, the DTI publishes its controversial international price survey. Retail sources say the UK will come out as the most expensive because the survey focuses only on the cost of branded goods. Worse still for retailers, the DTI will not provide any explanation of why the figures may be higher in this country. This will allow the tabloids to have another go at retailers. The British Retail Consortium has been trying to counter the criticism through its low key Shopping in Britain campaign. On January 24 it will publish new research on international retail price comparisons. {{NEWS }}