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Geofinance - speech by Sam Woods

04 October 2017

Speech given at the Mansion House City Banquet by the Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation More »

Other News

Updated Monetary Policy Committee dates for 2018 More »

19 October 2017

SONIA reform to be implemented on 23 April 2018 More »

16 October 2017

In Focus

Independence - 20 years on

In September, we hosted 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 »

Banknote auction raises £269,338 for charity

Following the launch of the new £10 note, various Jane Austen notes with low or special serial numbers were auctioned for charity More »

The Banknote Checking Scheme for retailers and businesses

Sign up as a supporter of the Banknote Checking Scheme. More »

Forthcoming Events
Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) - September 2017 (09:30)
30 October 2017
Money and Credit - September 2017 (09:30)
30 October 2017

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.25%
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2 Nov 2017
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £435 bn
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2 Nov 2017
Corporate Bond Purchases Inflation Target £10 bn
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Current Inflation Inflation Target 3.0%
Target 2.0% Next due:
14 Nov 2017

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