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Consumer Prices Advisory Committee

Following a Review of the Governance of Prices Statistics published on 12 February 2014, CPAC has been disbanded. The function performed by CPAC will be split into two separate advisory panels, one dealing with stakeholder issues and the other dealing with technical issues. See the report on the Review of the Governance of Prices Statistics for more details.

Further information on the new panels will be reported, as a minimum, in the Consumer Price Inflation statistical bulletins in due course.

The Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) has three distinct roles: 

  • to advise the UK Statistics Authority on the implication for the Retail Prices Index ( RPI) of the improvements to this index recommended by the Office for National Statistics (ONS),

  • to provide the UK Statistics Authority with advice on RPI methodological issues,

  • to advise the UK Statistics Authority on improvements to the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) recommended by ONS.

CPAC meet approximately five times a year. An annual report, summarising the work of the Committee and including any recommendations, is prepared for the UK Statistics Authority.

CPAC membership is drawn from the UK Statistics Authority, ONS, the Bank of England, HM Treasury, academia, the media, and consumer organisations.

The CPAC papers page hosts the papers from each CPAC meeting and the CPAC Annual Reports.

Comments and questions should be sent to:

Ainslie Restieaux
Room 1227
Office for National Statistics
Government Buildings
Cardiff Road
Newport
NP10 8XG

Tel: +44 (0)1633 456299
Email: cpi@ons.gsi.gov.uk

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