Consultation outcome

Construction price and cost indices: methodological changes

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The government has considered responses to the consultation and intends to proceed with the proposal to introduce the improvements to the methodology for calculating construction price and cost indices.

We will be publishing more detailed methodological guidance on the new input cost indices and output price indices and will publish indices based on the new methodology from December 2014.

Original consultation


We’re asking for views on how construction price and cost indices should be calculated and the length of backseries that should be provided.

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Consultation description

We want to know users’ views on the proposed methodologies:

  • for input cost indices and their conversion to output price indices
  • the choice of a market indicator
  • the length of the published back series and how far back it is incorporated into ONS statistics on construction and gross capital formation


Published 7 July 2014
Last updated 13 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added the government response to the consultation.
  2. Preliminary response to price and cost indices consultation added.
  3. First published.