Past editions of 'Users and uses of consumer price inflation statistics'
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Release date: 15 October 2013 at
Theme: Economy | Department: Office for National Statistics | Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
| Designation: National Statistics
Summary: Consumer price inflation statistics are important indicators of how the UK economy is performing. They are used in many ways by individuals, government, businesses and academics. Inflation statistics impact on everyone in some way as they affect interest rates, tax allowances, benefits, pensions, savings rates, maintenance contracts and many other payments. This article provides information about the users and uses of consumer price inflation statistics, and user experiences of these statistics, including the new CPIH and RPIJ measures. In addition, it also provides information on the characteristics of the different measures of consumer price inflation in relation to their potential use.