Definition of index-linked in English:



  • Adjusted according to the value of a retail price index.

    ‘an index-linked pension’
    • ‘You have lost the right to an index-linked pension worth something like £20 a week in real terms - all because of a technical error that you could easily have put right had you realised earlier.’
    • ‘Last week the real yield on the 50-year index-linked gilt slumped to 0.57% - below that of an index-linked bond in deflationary Japan.’
    • ‘This represents a difference of 79 per cent in the price farmers would receive if lamb price was index-linked.’
    • ‘He was also in the vanguard of attempts to link unions to business with productivity bonuses for workers and index-linked wage increases and pension benefits.’
    • ‘The fourth issue for Irish corporates that provide index-linked pensions is the fact that in Ireland, inflation is running at about twice the European average.’
    • ‘Public-sector pension payments are index-linked, so they will rise in line with inflation.’
    • ‘I am a pensioner in a scheme that pays a flat, rather than an index-linked pension.’
    • ‘To disguise this with an offer of price index-linked coupons for the poor and cash transfers to the state in lieu of price subsidies is laughable.’
    • ‘But, if they take medical retirement, they can expect to receive a substantially higher sum than would normally be the case as medical pensions are index-linked.’
    • ‘I have a state pension but my husband has an index-linked pension.’
    • ‘Statements that people should work till they drop - coming after politicians raised their salaries and index-linked Civil Service pensions - smack of blatant hypocrisy.’
    • ‘Maybe we won't have to work till we drop to pay all those index-linked public sector pensions.’
    • ‘Their pensions are secure, index-linked, and paid for by taxpayers.’
    • ‘The sheer expense of funding pensions - especially of the index-linked variety to which public servants are entitled - is astronomical.’
    • ‘Your pension is index-linked, courtesy of the society for whom you have created the inflation and on whom you have imposed the tax.’
    • ‘I may be attracted to sickly people but most of my friends who work in the public sector suffer a mysterious illness and retire on full index-linked pensions at the first opportunity, normally 50.’
    • ‘Rents should be index-linked to inflation, a measure that would guarantee security for tenants and a reasonable return for landlords.’
    • ‘To avoid further reductions in effectiveness, the grant should be index-linked to the Department's own house price series.’
    • ‘Interest rates may be fixed, variable or index-linked to the rate of inflation, depending on which type of account you choose.’
    • ‘Pensions are also a sticking point: clerical workers are insisting that pensions must be index-linked, and this should not be at the discretion of the trustees.’