The Government recognises the impact that food inflation can have on different groups and regularly monitors consumer food prices using the Consumer Prices Index (including Housing Costs) (CPIH).
To analyse the impact that food price inflation has on people:
(a) with protected characteristics,
(b) by age group and
(c) by annual income,
Defra uses the ONS Living Costs and Food Survey. This provides information on household expenditure patterns and food consumption.