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The CPI - uprating benefits and pensions

Published Monday, November 28, 2011

Article discussion the implications of the June 2010 Budget Coalition Government announcement that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) would be used to uprate benefits, and state pensions, including public service pensions.

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Article discussion the implications of the June 2010 Budget Coalition Government announcement that the Retail Prices Index (RPI) would no longer be used to determine the increase in benefits and state pensions. Instead the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) would be used to uprate benefits, and state pensions, including public service pensions. (Updated version of article (to Nov 2011) that orginally appeared in Social Indicators January 2011)

Commons Briefing papers SN05830

Author: Richard Cracknell

Topics: Benefits policy, Pensions

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