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​The Bank of England has produced a selection of films covering different topics such as banknotes, quantitative easing and inflation.

These films are accessible via the links below and can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

What the Bank of England does​ ​

Keeping an even keel - The role of the Bank of England​ 

A short film that uses nautical metaphor and animation to explain the Bank’s roles and responsibilities in an accessible, imaginative and entertaining way.

The film is divided into seven short modules.

Take a closer look

​Two short films which provide counterfeit advice for retailers and businesses.

What is Quantative Easing?​

Quantitative easing (QE) is an unconventional form of monetary policy where a Central Bank creates new money electronically to buy financial assets, like government bonds.​

Watch the video which explains QE and how it works and look at our Frequently Asked Questions.


​School resources

Pounds & Pence​ ​

A short film aimed at 9-11 year olds, which explains its uses and why we trust its value.

Prices are explained, along with how the Bank of England stops them from rising too quickly.

The film is divided into four parts.


Exploring inflation​ ​

​Discover more about inflation with these series of short films:

History of inflation
What is inflation?
What causes inflation?
Why does inflation matter?
How does the Bank manage inflation?