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RPI to CPI - High Court Appeal Judgement

21 March 2012

The High Court Appeal against the High Court descision to dismiss the application for Judicial Review over the Government decision to move from RPI to CPI for the payment of benefits and indexation of pensions was heard on 20 March 2012.

The Unions failed to win their appeal in the High Court.

One of the main parts of the decision stated:

In all these circumastances, it seems to me that, irrespective of whether I am right about the Secretary's right to take into account the effect of his selection of an index on the national economy, the Secretary of States's decision to select CPI as the index by reference to which to up-rate under section 150 was valid.

The Unions are now considering the next step.