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ONS: No change to RPI calculation

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ONS: No change to RPI calculation

There will be no change to the way the retail prices index (RPI) is calculated, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has decided.

After months of consultation, the ONS decided not to bring the RPI more into line with the slower rising consumer prices index (CPI).

The ONS has though announced that a new additional index of inflation will be created.

The National Statistician, Jil Matheson, told the BBC: ‘There is significant value to users in maintaining the continuity of the existing RPI's long time series without major change, so that it may continue to be used for long-term indexation and for index-linked gilts and bonds.’

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