Monroe though, has also criticized the ONS basket for being a blunt tool that doesn’t take the poorest shoppers into account. “Woke up this morning to the radio talking about the cost of living rising a further 5%. It infuriates me the index that they use for this calculation, which grossly underestimates the real cost of inflation as it happens to people with the least,” she tweeted on Jan. 19.  In response, the ONS told the BBC that is it has “radical new plans” to change the way it tracks prices changes.

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