Apart from updating the statistics used until the end of 2021, together with any conclusions drawn, we have also updated how the proposed reforms to RPI may affect investors. In the year to March 2022, RPI increased by 9.0%, the highest since the year to March 1991 (but we do recall the high 20s during the 1970s). In the year to March 2022, CPI (CPIH) increased by 7.0% (6.2%), last seen in the year to March 1992 (CPIH increases have been substantially higher, peaking at 9.2% for 4 months at the end of 1990). On 05 May, the Bank of England predicted that (unstated) inflation would peak at just over 10% by the end of 2022.
Jon & Con (06 May 2022)
Although we intended to update this website this year, we regret that the pandemic has severely impacted upon our plans. However, during earlyish 2022, we confidently expect to have updated the website until the end of 2021.
Jon & Con (23 Sep 2021)
This site was originally launched in June 2008, nearly 12 years ago. Although updated from time to time, we've both been busy with other stuff but we've now caught up until the end of 2019.
Con & Jon (05 May 2020)