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WHAT THE FALL MEANS

PENSIONS – pegged to September RPI
But not affected, due to a prior government pledge that the basic state pension will increase by at least 2.5 per cent per year.

RAIL FARES – pegged to July RPI
Fares should fall from January after July RPI fell to -1.4 per cent.

BENEFITS – pegged in part to RPI
But in reality, the September fall is likely to lead to a freeze in benefits rather than a cut in cash terms.

PUBLIC SECTOR PAY – not pegged to inflation
Tends to be related to previous set pay deals instead.