How will the energy price cap affect the inflation rate?
As the price cap directly affects the prices households pay for natural gas and electricity, this measure does influence the CPI. The prices households pay under the cap are a combination of the rates set by energy companies and the capped prices, and they partly depend on households’ energy consumption. This combination of rates will be used in the CPI. You can read more about this in the article ‘How energy measures are incorporated into the CPI’.