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Chancery Lane launches RPI pension benchmark device

Retirement earnings planner Chancery Lane, run by Chartered Financai Planner Doug Brodie FPFS, has launched a free on-line device on its web site which permits earnings seeks to mannequin historic funding earnings versus RPI (Retail Costs Index), the older measure of inflation nonetheless used for a lot of pensions.  

Chancery Lane’s analysis covers earnings yields again to 1987.

It makes use of this information to energy the ‘Analysis Your self’ on-line device, out there on the web site www.chancerylane.web. 

The calculator permits traders to enter their very own particulars and choose portfolios based mostly on precise historic UK information and evaluate the precise returns to the historic inflation figures yr by yr.


RPI (the Retail Worth Index) is presently 11.1%, considerably above the CPI fee of 9%, the federal government’s key measure of inflation. RPI continues to be in use with many pension schemes as a benchmark to assess annual will increase.

Traders utilizing the Chancery device can mannequin their annual earnings utilizing their pension pot and select whether or not or to not embody state pension advantages. There’s additionally an choice to view, by way of easy charts, how they’d have fared by  investing within the FTSE All Share with comparisons between the FTSE and a specific portfolio.

It illustrates the variety of years out of 32 with optimistic returns, the APR over 32 years for whole returns and the variety of years out of 32 that earnings fell. 

Mr Brodie, founder and CEO of Chancery Lane, mentioned: “Child boomers learn about inflation. As we speak’s 60 yr previous hit teenage years when the worth of his Spirograph was capturing up in value by 24%. Spikes all the time happen, and from 1970 to 1980 the common of the annual inflation charges was 13.3%, which meant over ten years, the worth of £100 modified to £350. 

“Throughout our working years, inflation in costs is often absorbed into wage inflation, enabling our pay packet to maintain up with the costs. However for at present’s child boomers retiring with out the protection web of a closing wage pension, choosing the right funding technique to ship the correct amount of earnings at present and in twenty years’ time, is essential.



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