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RPI and SDLT – the silver lining of a flawed measure of inflation

With the Retail Prices Index back in the news again after rail commuters were hit by the biggest annual increase in fares for five years, the debate has resurfaced about whether it is time for the RPI to “RIP”.  The Office for National Statistics has reiterated its assertion that the index is a “flawed” measure

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Is it RIP for the RPI?

The Retail Prices Index has been an official inflation measure since 1956 but a new consultation could spell the end for its current popularity in real estate transactions.  Launched on 8 October, respondents are invited to consider options for bringing the calculation of the RPI in line with the Consumer Prices Index.  The Treasury estimates