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Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 billion

04 February 2016

The MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The Committee also voted unanimously to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion. More »

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10 February 2016

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10 February 2016

In Focus

Moving to Polymer Banknotes

The new fiver will be issued in September 2016 More »

One Bank Flagship Seminar by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Tail Risk Measurement Heuristics: View the webcast live from 4:15pm on 18 February 2016 More »

MREL conference call registration

Register your interest to participate in the MREL Q&A session with Andrew Gracie More »

The Battle for Toad Hall - 15 - 19 February

A costumed storyteller will be bringing to life the timeless classic stories from ‘The Wind in The Willows’ More »

Alex Brazier: Panellist at Financial Times ‘Regulation in Asset Management’ Conference (14:30), London. No text to be released
16 February 2016
Andrew Bulley: Speech at Investment & Life Assurance Group Solvency II Feedback Session (15:30), London. Text to be released
17 February 2016
Jon Cunliffe: Panellist at Swiss Finance Council Conference (08:55 GMT), Brussels. No text to be released
18 February 2016
Capital Issuance - January 2016 (09:30)
18 February 2016

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.5%
View past decisions Next due:
17 Mar 2016
Monetary Policy Summary and Minutes Inflation Target 4 Feb
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £375 bn
More information Next due:
17 Mar 2016
Current Inflation Inflation Target 0.2%
Target 2.0% Next due:
16 Feb 2016

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