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Future Forum 2017

20 September 2017

Future Forum is an annual event that aims to bring together a wide range of views in order to discuss the Bank’s role in serving society. Apply for tickets for the chance to join us on 16 November. More »

Other News

Stress testing results to be published on 28 November More »

22 September 2017

Cooperation and coordination across policy domains - speech by Donald Kohn More »

19 September 2017

In Focus

Agents' summary of business conditions

We've just published our latest Agents' summary - 2017 Q3 More »

Independence - 20 years on

We are hosting a conference to reflect on the theory of central bank independence, its practical application and its future. More »

The financial crisis ten years on

What’s been done to make the system safer? More »

The new £10 note is here

The note features the renowned novelist Jane Austen and is the first UK banknote with a tactile feature to support blind and partially sighted users. More »

Forthcoming Events
Financial Policy Committee statement from its meeting, 20 September 2017 (09:30)
25 September 2017
Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) - August 2017 (09:30)
29 September 2017

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.25%
View past decisions Next due:
2 Nov 2017
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £435 bn
More information Next due:
2 Nov 2017
Corporate Bond Purchases Inflation Target £10 bn
More information  
Current Inflation Inflation Target 2.9%
Target 2.0% Next due:
17 Oct 2017

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