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Smart speakers and baking into inflation basket

Question: "Alexa - what is now being used to help calculate the cost of living in the UK?" Answer: "I am."

Smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo device (or Alexa), have been added to the basket of goods used to measure the movement of prices.

These price movements of 700 goods and services are used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to calculate the rate of inflation.

The latest annual review has also added bakeware but envelopes are out.


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