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Tax And Price Index

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the reasons for continuing the tax and price index; and what has been the cost so far, and the manpower involved.

The tax and price index continues to be a useful supplement to the retail prices index. The costs so far, including set-up costs, have been of the order of £40,000. Two man-years have been involved so far.