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Inflation Tools

A key part of the work of the Bank is to set monetary policy to keep inflation low and in line with the Government's inflation target of 2%. But why does inflation matter? What causes it? And how is it controlled?

The Bank offers a range of engaging tools that can be used to explore inflation and answer many of the questions you might have. Click on the images below to explore the Bank's inflation tools. 

The Inflation Calculator shows how the cost of goods and services has changed since 1750.
What is Quantitative Easing?
What is Quantitative Easing? a short animated film and information about Quantitative Easing.

Pounds and Pence is the Bank's schools' resource for pupils ages 9-11.