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Quarterly Inquiry for Services Producer Price Indices (SPPI)

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The Quarterly Survey for Services Producer Price Index (SPPI) monitors prices charged for services provided by GB businesses to other UK businesses and the Government for a limited range of service industries. SPPI provides a key measure of inflation, alongside other indicators such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI). The Treasury and the Bank of England use the information in their assessments of the UK economy. The index is a useful information tool for UK businesses for purposes such as monitoring price changes across various service sector industries.

  • Selection Criteria -  UK trading businesses registered for VAT and/or PAYE UK 

  • Population -  All UK businesses that provide a service

  • Sample -  Approximately 2,200

  • Frequency -  Quarterly

  • Dispatch Date -  
    Quarter 1 – Between 13 and 15 March.
    Quarter 2 – Between 13 and 15 June.
    Quarter 3 – Between 13 and 15 September.
    Quarter 4 – Between 13 and 15 December.

  • Return by Date -
    Quarter 1 – 16 April.
    Quarter 2 – 16 July.
    Quarter 3 – 15 October.
    Quarter 4 – 14 January.
    Please Note - Dispatch and Return by dates are a guide. They are subject to change due to national holidays and weekends. 

Where are the data published?

The Services Producer Price Index is published by ONS. 

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