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Government accused of ‘cherry picking’ RPI or CPI to penalise students and rail passengers The government is coming under intense pressure to either abandon or fix the “grossly unfair” RPI inflation index which MPs say is penalising students and rail passengers. In a rare combined letter from parliamentarians in both the House of Commons and House of Lords, the index was described as “absurd” and its continued use “a ridiculous merry-go-round”. Continue reading...