Mobile homes pitch fees - annual uprating index: consultation

This consultation asks for views on changing the measure for uprating pitch fees for Scottish contracts under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 from Retail Prices Index to Consumer Prices Index, and on options for making the change in legislation.

Inflation Indexes

10. The three common inflation indices in the UK, which we have considered as possible bases for uprating, are RPI, CPI, and CPIH (CPI including some housing costs). More information on is available on the Office for National Statistics website.

11. Any inflation index will be an imperfect measure for increases in the cost of maintaining mobile home sites. This is because they aim to measure economy wide inflation, rather than the factors specific to these sites.

12. Annual inflation rates for the year to the end of November 2022 are shown in this table:

Rate to November 2022 14% 10.7% 9.3%
Indicative monthly increase based on £172* per month pitch fee £24.08 £18.40 £16.00

* based on an average pitch fee of £172 identified in recent UK Government research - Mobile homes: The impact of a change in the maximum park home sale commission - GOV.UK (



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