U.K. Refashions Its Consumer Price Index Basket


Britain’s statistics office rejigged the basket of goods that make up its consumer-price index. Out go men’s suits (because of remote working), single doughnuts (people now scoff them in packs, presumably because of remote working and probably why men cannot fit into suits) and coal (no one likes it). In come sports bras (covid’s effect on fashion) and antibacterial wipes (because of sticky fingers after all those doughnuts). – Economist


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