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Promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability

Latest News

Small is beautiful but big is necessary - speech by Minouche Shafik

28 September 2016

Speech by Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor of Markets and Banking, at Bloomberg's Markets Most Influential Summit More »

Other News

Strengthening accountability, remuneration rules and whistleblowing More »

28 September 2016

A new RTGS service for the United Kingdom: a Platform 9¾ for sterling payments? ... More »

28 September 2016

In Focus

Introducing The New Fiver

Our first polymer note – the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill – entered circulation on Tuesday 13 September. More »

Future Forum 2016

Join us on 14 October to discuss how the Bank of England can serve society and maintain stability in times of change. More »

New schools competition

Our new film competition is open to all secondary school students aged 11 to 16 in the UK. More »


Our new educational website has launched! More »

Forthcoming Events
Lea Paterson: Chairing a panel at the European Evaluation Society biennial conference (14:15 BST), Maastricht. Discussion paper to be released
29 September 2016
Charlotte Hogg: Panellist at the Financial Times Women at the Top summit (16:05), London. No text to be released
29 September 2016

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.25%
View past decisions Next due:
3 Nov 2016
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £435 bn
More information Next due:
3 Nov 2016
Corporate Bond Purchases Inflation Target up to
£10 bn
More information  
Current Inflation Inflation Target 0.6%
Target 2.0% Next due:
18 Oct 2016

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