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

12 May 2016

The MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The Committee also 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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Forthcoming Events
Martin Taylor: Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture (11:30), London. Text to be released
25 May 2016
Foreign Exchange Market Global Code of Conduct – publication of first phase (09:00 (EST)/14:00hrs (BST))
26 May 2016
Effective interest rates - April 2016 (09:30)
01 June 2016
Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) - April 2016 (09:30)
01 June 2016

Key Facts

Current Bank Rate Inflation Target 0.5%
View past decisions Next due:
16 Jun 2016
Monetary Policy Summary and Minutes Inflation Target 12 May
Latest  
Quantitative Easing Asset Purchase Programme Inflation Target £375 bn
More information Next due:
16 Jun 2016
Current Inflation Inflation Target 0.3%
Target 2.0% Next due:
14 Jun 2016
 

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