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Changes to UK inflation basket reflect clean-living habits

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Clean-living consumers’ shopping habits are reflected in changes to the basket of goods and services used to calculate inflation by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The inflation basket contains more than 700 goods and services, with thousands of prices gathered from various outlets to calculate monthly inflation figures. The recent changes include the removal of alcopops and digital compact cameras, and the inclusion of frozen berries and electric bikes. Mike Hardie from the ONS said that the removal of CDs and digital cameras reflects how most people listen to music and take pictures from their phones, and e-bikes were added due to their rising popularity among people looking to reduce their impact on the environment.

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