Price indices and the measurement of inflation

Our National Statistics Advisory Group (NSAG) leads our policy work in this area.

This paper sets out the Society's latest position on the Retail Prices Index (RPI).

The RSS has made many policy contributions regarding inflation measurement in recent years. They have included a 2018 event, 'The Future of the RPI', and a 2015 paper by Jill Leyland and John Astin, 'Towards a Household Inflation Index'.

See also policy submissions we've made on the topic.