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J.M.W. Turner to appear on the next £20 banknote

22 April 2016

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, announced today at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, that J.M.W. Turner will appear on the next £20 banknote due to be issued by 2020. More »

Other News

A 21st century approach to dealing with failed banks - speech by Jon Cunliffe More »

29 April 2016

Effective interest rates - March 2016 More »

29 April 2016

Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) - March 2016 More »

29 April 2016

Money and Credit - March 2016 More »

29 April 2016

In Focus

Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England

New exhibition featuring treasures from the Bank's photographic collection More »

Moving to Polymer Banknotes

New £5 note design and security features will be revealed on 2 June  More »

20 Years of the Bank of England website

Take a look at how the website has changed over the years and other key events More »

One Bank Research Competition

Research paper by William J Tayler and Roy Zilberman from Lancaster University, published as winners of the 2015 competition. More »

Forthcoming Events
Andrew Hauser: Panellist at SWIFT business forum on Wednesday 20 April 2016 - published (10:00)
04 May 2016
Don Kohn: Speech at the First Annual European Central Bank Macroprudential Policy and Research Conference on Wednesday 27 April – published (10:00)
05 May 2016
Andrew Bulley: Speech at the 2016 Bulk Annuities and Longevity Risk Transfer Conference on Thursday 28 April 2016 – published (15:00)
05 May 2016
UK International Reserves - April 2016 (09:30)
05 May 2016

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.5%
View past decisions Next due:
12 May 2016
Monetary Policy Summary and Minutes Inflation Target 14 Apr
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £375 bn
More information Next due:
12 May 2016
Current Inflation Inflation Target 0.5%
Target 2.0% Next due:
17 May 2016

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