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Latest News

Bank Rate held at 0.25%, government bond purchases at £435bn and corporate bond purchases at £10bn

03 August 2017

Our Monetary Policy Committee has voted 6-2 to keep Bank Rate at 0.25%. The committee voted unanimously to continue with the programmes of corporate bond purchases and UK government bond purchases. More »

Other News

Bank of England decision on the future composition of polymer banknotes More »

10 August 2017

The Bank’s approach to Conflicts of Interest: Review by the Non-Executive Direct... More »

09 August 2017

In Focus

Agents' summary of business conditions

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

Town Hall in Leicester

On 4 August 2017 we held the second in our series of town halls with our Chief Economist Andy Haldane 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 »

Future Forum 2017

What do you think the Bank of England can do to improve public understanding of the economy? More »

Forthcoming Events
Effective interest rates - July 2017 (09:30)
30 August 2017
Money and Credit - July 2017 (09:30)
30 August 2017

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.25%
View past decisions Next due:
14 Sep 2017
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £435 bn
More information Next due:
14 Sep 2017
Corporate Bond Purchases Inflation Target £10 bn
More information  
Current Inflation Inflation Target 2.6%
Target 2.0% Next due:
12 Sep 2017

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