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Halifax House Price Index

The Halifax House Price Index is a key barometer of UK house prices based on Halifax mortgage transaction data and has been calculated since January 1983.

IHS Markit owns and acts as administrator for the Halifax House Price Index, the UK’s longest running house price index series. It is closely watched by economists, central banks, financial markets and the media.

IHS Markit has established a governance and control framework which incorporates the creation, determination and distribution of the Halifax House Price Index in order to protect and maintain the integrity of the indices and address any conflicts of interest. IHS Markit is responsible for the calculation, administration and distribution of all of the indices that comprise the Halifax House Price Index family. IHS Markit owns the Halifax House Price Index, while the headline UK All Houses All Buyers Index is sponsored by Halifax. There are no changes to either the index methodologies or index names or identifiers.

IHS Markit maintains all responsibility for the index administration in relation to Halifax House Price Index, including chairing all index governance committees and maintaining all documentation for each index that we administer.

Key benefits:

  • Historical data – Make decisions with the UK’s longest running house price series, with data extending back as far as January 1983
  • Coverage – Access 122 HPI indices, comprising 5 monthly indices, 65 quarterly indices and 52 annual indices – covering all 12 UK regions, in addition to indices for all houses, all buyers, existing homes, first-time buyers and former owner occupiers
  • Transparency – Rely on publicly available methodology guides, providing users with clear understanding of model methodology and calculation
  • Consistent – Leverage a proven methodology that has remained consistent throughout the Halifax HPI history, enabling direct comparability of current index levels with historical values
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The Halifax House Price Index (Index) is owned exclusively by Markit Group Limited and its affiliates (IHS Markit) and published by Lloyds Bank plc (Lloyds) on behalf of IHS Markit. Lloyds is the sole entity which submits data to IHS Markit in order for IHS Markit to produce the Index. As publisher and sole submitter to the Index, Lloyds and its affiliates are not responsible for, and are not in any way liable to you or anyone else, for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions, regardless of cause, in the data contained in the Index or the Index itself. Any use of the Index is strictly subject to license from IHS Markit.

The Index is prepared from information that IHS Markit and Lloyds believe is collated using general industry standards, but IHS Markit and/or Lloyds do not make any warranty, guarantee or representation as to its accuracy, timeliness or completeness, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The Index is provided on an as is basis. IHS Markit reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Index at any time for regulatory or other reasons. Various factors, including external factors beyond IHS Markit and Lloyds' control might necessitate material changes to the Index.

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Important notifications and public information about our indices, including changes to upcoming series following index rolls, credit events on constituents and issuance of new indices.


Publicly available documentation relating to our indices, including methodologies, annexes and educational guides, as well as trading and legal documents for tradable indices.


Chris Williamson

Chris is Chief Business Economist and an executive director at IHS Markit. Mr Williamson is a well-known economic commentator and is regularly quoted in international business print and broadcast press, and frequently speaks at conferences on global economic issues. Mr. Williamson also sits on a number of economic advisory panels.Chris joined the company in 2008 following the acquisition of NTC Economics, a provider of global macro-economic indicators, where he played a major role developing a world-leading provider of business surveys and economic indicators, including the PMI series. PMI surveys now encompass all major economies and are commonly cited as some of the most important sources of economic information available to central banks, financial markets and business decision makers.Chris studied Economics at the University of Nottingham and Economic Development at the University of Manchester.

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