National Savings

2003-03-21TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

National Savings and Investments

Index-Linked National Savings
Movement of the United Kingdom General Index of Retail Prices

For the purposes of revaluing on repayment Index-linked National Savings Certificates (Retirement Issue 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Index-linked Issues) and contributions under Save As You Earn savings contracts (Third Issue), the Index figure issued by the Office for National Statistics in the month of March 2003 and applicable to the month of April 2003 is 179.3. This figure is based on the revised reference base of 100 adopted in January 1987.

In accordance with the relevant prospectuses a notional Index figure of 707.3 has been calculated and will apply to Index-linked Savings Certificates purchased in March 1987 or earlier and SAYE contributions which were due for payment and made in February 1987 or earlier.