Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dating fees added to the British inflation index

Along with apps, natch. The Financial Times reports, Apps and dating fees added to inflation basket

"Smartphones and the applications that run on them have been added to the basket that makes up the consumer price index, along with fees paid to dating agencies.

"The Office for National Statistics on Tuesday unveiled changes to the composition of its CPI and retail price index baskets, intended to represent a “typical” shopping basket for households – an exercise it undertakes every year. Because shopping habits change, items are constantly being added and removed from both indices.
"Fees paid to dating agencies have been added to reflect the growing use of internet services to find a partner..."

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