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Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2011

Published Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Library is often asked how the purchasing power of the pound has changed over various periods. This Paper provides a composite index of prices from 1750 to 2011.

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This Paper provides a composite index of prices which can be used to show how the purchasing power of the pound has changed from 1750 to 2011.

Commons Briefing papers RP12-31

Author: Grahame Allen

Topic: Economic policy

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