Measuring Consumer Prices: the Options for Change

The Authority’s consultation, Measuring Consumer Prices: the options for change, was launched on 15 June 2015 and closed on 15 September 2015.

The consultation followed a review, led by Mr Paul Johnson, which took a comprehensive look at how inflation is measured in the UK, and made a series of recommendations about the development of these statistics going forward.

Drawing from the issues raised by the Johnson Review, as well as those raised by users, the consultation sought users’ views on the future development of the UK’s range of consumer price statistics.

The Authority has now published a summary of the responses to our consultation (see Related Downloads). The range of responses highlights the importance of these statistics to individuals, businesses, government and other organisations across the UK.

The UK Statistics Authority will consider responses to the consultation carefully, along with advice from its regulatory function, and the newly established Advisory Panels for Consumer Prices, before issuing its final response in the first half of 2016.

UK Consumer Price Statistics: A Review