Unless otherwise stated, the timeframe for the scores refers to the latest three months compared to the same period a year earlier.
Until August 2016, agents assigned scores to variables each month. After this time, when the Monetary Policy Committee changed its schedule to meet eight times per year, the agents now score eight times per year.
In June 2019, a number of changes were made to the Agents’ scores, through which some scores were discontinued. These discontinued scores are set out at the end of this document.
In November 2021, the process for producing the Agents’ scores was changed. Each score is now produced by a small group of Agents who are specialists in the topic being scored. Previously, each score was produced by taking a weighted average of 12 separate Agency scores. As a result, scores are now produced to one whole number rather than to one decimal place.