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Minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee Meeting held on 7 and 8 October 2014

22 October 2014

Minutes of the MPC Meeting held on 7 and 8 October reveal a 7-2 split regarding the Bank Rate and a unanimous vote on the stock of purchased assets. More »

Other News

Financial Stability Paper 30: Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play? Approac... More »

24 October 2014

Working Paper No. 514: Optimal monetary policy in the presence of human capital ... More »

24 October 2014

News Release - Bank of England sets out how it will resolve failed institutions More »

23 October 2014

Monetary policy, asset prices and distribution - speech by Ben Broadbent More »

23 October 2014

In Focus

Houblon £50 note

Exchange your old £50 notes in high street banks by 30 October More »

Interest rates and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

Read our postcard to learn about interest rates and the role of the MPC More »

The Big Draw

Visit the Museum during half term and help us make the Bank even more secure by designing a new safe for our vaults More »

Lessons from Japan's banking crisis

Dealing with a banking crisis: what lessons can be learned from Japan’s experience? Watch the YouTube video  More »

Minouche Shafik: Speech at the London School of Economics (18:30), London. Text to be published at 18:00
27 October 2014
Fair and Effective Markets Review Consultation document – published (18:00)
27 October 2014
Policy Statement 12/14: Responses to CP12/14 (10:00)
27 October 2014
Asset Purchase Facility Quarterly Report - 2014 Q3 (09:30)
27 October 2014

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.5%
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6 Nov 2014
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £375 bn
More information Next due:
6 Nov 2014
Current Inflation Inflation Target 1.2%
Next due:
18 Nov 2014
Inflation Target Inflation Target 2.0%
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