Sir David Norgrove letter to Lord Forsyth regarding the launch of a consultation on reform to the methodology of the Retail Prices Index (RPI)

Dear Lord Forsyth,

Further to my letter of 13 January, I am writing to confirm that the UK Statistics Authority and HM Treasury have today launched a consultation on reform to the methodology of the Retail Prices Index (RPI). I enclose a copy of the consultation document, which invites responses from today until 22 April.

The Authority is seeking feedback from the widest possible range of users on the technical approach to bringing the methods and data sources of the CPIH measure of inflation into the RPI. We are holding events across the UK, in London, Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham, as well as working closely with the devolved administrations. Further information on the consultation and how we are encouraging people to engage can be found on our website.

I am copying this letter to the Chancellor and to the Chairs of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and Treasury Committee.

Yours sincerely,
Sir David Norgrove

 

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Letter to Lord Forsyth on Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee’s report “Measuring Inflation”

Dear Lord Forsyth,

As the National Statistician explained last month, the UK Statistics Authority was grateful to receive the Committee’s report on measuring inflation. Together with the Office for National Statistics, we have considered the Committee’s findings and recommendations carefully.

I have seen the Chancellor’s letter to you of earlier today.  As he said, the Government and the UK Statistics Authority continue to discuss the issues raised by the Committee. We will respond to the Committee as soon as is practicable.

I am copying this letter to the Chancellor and to the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Yours sincerely

Sir David Norgrove

 

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Letter from Philip Hammond to Lord Forsyth on the Committee’s report “Measuring Inflation”