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Message started by John on Dec 4th, 2018, 3:09pm

Title: RPI to CPI
Post by John on Dec 4th, 2018, 3:09pm

I wonder if this might eventually affect BBC pensioners?
www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/04/bt_pension_scheme_court_appeal_judgment/

Title: Re: RPI to CPI
Post by chris west on Dec 4th, 2018, 5:00pm

I like the sound of that.......

Title: Re: RPI to CPI
Post by JonW on Sep 4th, 2019, 8:53am

I heard on Radio 4 today that a House of Lords committee has determined that there should be a new measure of inflation that should be implemented within the next five years.

The purpose is to abolish the ' confusion ' between RPI and CPI and have just one statistic which will more accurately reflect ' real ' inflation.

What's the betting that it will be lower than RPI and pension funds will have been given a way to dump this higher rate as RPI will no longer exist ?

Title: Re: RPI to CPI
Post by Dickie Mint on Sep 4th, 2019, 6:40pm

I would agree with them that the indices need reviewing! †A read through of this government explanation of what's in and out would make a good comedy script if it wasn't real!

Apart from adding stuff like Popcorn, both bought in Cinemas and shops and smart speakers like Alexa, and similar non-essential items, ease of collecting data on price changes seems important!

Title: Re: RPI to CPI
Post by Dickie Mint on Sep 4th, 2019, 8:36pm


JonW wrote on Sep 4th, 2019, 8:53am:
I heard on Radio 4 today that a House of Lords committee has determined that there should be a new measure of inflation that should be implemented within the next five years.


Found the report! Linky

And who wrote this UK Yahoo finance news report?!

Quote "RPIís flawed calculations of inflation have been generally higher than under the more respected consumer price index (CPI) measure since 2005."

"more respected ..CPI" Really?

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