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Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 billion

08 October 2015

The MPC voted by a majority of 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion. More »

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Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.5%
View past decisions Next due:
5 Nov 2015
Monetary Policy Summary and Minutes Inflation Target 8 Oct 2015
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £375 bn
More information Next due:
5 Nov 2015
Current Inflation Inflation Target 0.0%
Target 2.0% Next due:
13 Oct 2015