Moving the Goalposts (Again)

  Grey Goo 10:46 09 Nov 11
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Must give the numbercrunchers a nice warm feeling thinking up ways to diddle our Senior Citizens, if this cunning plan is adopted.

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  wee eddie 11:21 09 Nov 11

To my way of thinking, choosing the inflation figure from that of a particular month, is batty.

What period to take an average from would need to be debated but, to my mind makes more sense.

  Grey Goo 11:25 09 Nov 11

Can't help thinking that whatever system is used it will be ammended if they don't like the figures. As they say 5.2% of Naff All is still Naff All.

  natdoor 14:15 09 Nov 11

Since the inflation index is measured over a year, it is irrelevant how it has behaved in the intervening months and adjustments to benefits must be based on the measure at the same time each year.

However, there is a new way in which to reduce the benefits bill without fiddling with inflation statistics enter link description here

  Grey Goo 16:52 09 Nov 11

Very droll. Think the NHS must use that as a training aid for patient care.

  morddwyd 20:01 09 Nov 11

It's not new.

From this forum on 3rd November

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15572524

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