Article preview: The virtual basket of goods and services used to calculate official price inflation figures has been updated to reflect our changing shopping habits. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has factored in the demand for some goods during the pandemic as they brought the inflation basket up to date. Added to the inflation basket are hand sanitiser and loungewear; two features of living with Covid, as we take care to kill germs and spend more time at home.
No more white chocolate in the inflation basket
This 374-word blog post looks at the latest annual update to the ONS inflation basket. Written on 15th March 2021.
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