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News Release - Launch of public nominations period for the next £20 banknote

19 May 2015

Governor Mark Carney announced that the next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts and launched a public nomination period to seek people’s views as to who should be recognised on the next £20 note. More »

Other News

The implementation of ring-fencing: legal structure, governance and the continui... More »

27 May 2015

Contractual Stays in Financial Contracts Governed by Third-Country Law – CP19/15 More »

26 May 2015

The fence and the pendulum - speech by Martin Taylor More »

26 May 2015

Statement by the Bank of England More »

22 May 2015

In Focus

Inflation Report - May 2015

Click here for the full publication and link to the Press Conference webcast More »

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Visit the Bank's Museum

Discover the history of the Bank, its buildings, and the people who have shaped it for over more than 300 years. More »

Nominate who you would like to feature on the back of the £20 note

Please make your nominations by 19 July 2015. More »

Funding for Lending Scheme – usage and lending data – March 2015 (09:30)
28 May 2015
Working Paper No. 528: Forecasting with VAR models: fat tails and stochastic volatility - Ching-Wai (Jeremy) Chiu, Haroon Mumtaz and Gabor Pinter (14:00)
29 May 2015
Working Paper No. 529: Banks are not intermediaries of loanable funds - and why this matters - Zoltan Jakab and Michael Kumhof (14:00)
29 May 2015
Graham Young: Panellist on CCPs at the public hearing of the European Commission review of EMIR (09:15 BST), Brussels. No text to be released
29 May 2015

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.5%
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4 Jun 2015
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £375 bn
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4 Jun 2015
Current Inflation Inflation Target -0.1%
Next due:
16 Jun 2015
Inflation Target Inflation Target 2.0%
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