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.

John Pullinger, the National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, wrote to the UK Statistics Authority Chair on 9 March 2016, setting out his initial views following the consultation. Subsequently, on 10 November 2016, Mr Pullinger made his formal response to the consultation.

UK Consumer Price Statistics: A Review

For information on work undertaken in the period since, please see:

Office for National Statistics (in terms of developing the UK’s suite of consumer price indices); and / or

Office for Statistics Regulation (in the context of its ongoing regulatory work)