Quiche in, pork pies out! UK inflation goods basket changes for 2018
Women’s exercise leggings and action cameras such as GoPros have been added to the shopping basket used to measure UK inflation, while the “bottle of lager in a nightclub” has been dropped following the closure of nightclubs across the UK in recent years.
In the annual shakeup of the shopping basket, the Office for National Statistics also added adult-supervised soft-play sessions for the first time, reflecting the popularity of soft-play areas across the UK. Children’s sit and ride toys have replaced tricycles.
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