New Inflation rates for year to March 2021

Head Office Circular No. NP/124/21


To all Branches and Regional Councils


21st April 2021


Dear Colleagues


New Inflation rates for year to March 2021


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published inflation rates for the year to March 2021. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) increased to 1.5%, an increase of 0.1% for the year to February 2021. The alternative measures of CPI and CPIH were 0.7% (up 0.3%) and 1% (up 0.3%), respectively.


Your union’s policy is to use the RPI rate in all pay negotiations. Should an employer attempt to use alternative inflation measures during pay talks, please inform the National Policy department as soon as possible.


I would be grateful if you could bring the content of this circular to the attention of all members in your Branch.


Yours sincerely


Mick Cash

General Secretary