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Home > Publications > Monetary Policy Committee publication dates for 2016 and provisional dates for 2017

Monetary Policy Committee publication dates for 2016 and provisional dates for 2017

24 September 2015

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This news release provides more information on MPC publication dates in 2016 and 2017.

Under current legislation, the MPC must meet and announce a policy decision at least once a month. Therefore, as shown in Table 1, the MPC has provisionally scheduled twelve meetings for both 2016 and 2017.

However, the Government has announced that it proposes to introduce to Parliament in this session a Bank of England Bill which will include a provision to move the MPC to a schedule of eight regular meetings a year. To provide scope for such a change, the MPC published last December a provisional schedule for 2016 in which eight of the twelve annual meetings are spaced roughly evenly through the year with the intention that, if Parliament passes the proposed legislation to make the change, the MPC could drop the remaining four meetings once the law has changed. Those four meetings are provisionally scheduled for January, April, July and October. The remaining eight meeting dates would be unaffected by the switch. The provisional schedule for 2017 preserves this structure.

The MPC will meet on the first three of these provisional dates, in January, April and July 2016. Following the July 2016 meeting, the MPC will move promptly to the eight meeting schedule as and when the Bill has received Royal Assent and the provisions have come into force. So if that were to happen at any point before October 2016, then the meeting currently scheduled for that month would be dropped, as would the meetings currently scheduled for January, April, July and October 2017, as highlighted (*) in the table below.

Table 1: Monetary Policy Committee publication dates for 2016 and provisional dates for 2017 1 2

Month​ ​MPC Announcement and Minutes Publication Inflation Report​ Publication
​January 2016 ​Thursday 14
​February 2016 ​Thursday 4 ​Thursday 4
​March 2016 ​Thursday 17
​April 2016 ​Thursday 14
​May 2016 ​Thursday 12 ​Thursday 12
​June 2016 ​Thursday 16
​July 2016 ​Thursday 14
​August 2016 ​Thursday 4 ​Thursday 4
​September 2016 ​Thursday 15
​October 2016 * ​Thursday 13
November 2016​ ​Thursday 3 ​Thursday 3
​December 2016 ​Thursday 15


Month​ ​MPC Announcement and Minutes Publication ​Inflation Report​ Publication
January 2017 * ​Thursday 12
​February 2017 ​Thursday 2 ​Thursday 2
​March 2017 ​Thursday 16
April 2017 * ​Thursday 13
​May 2017 ​Thursday 11 ​Thursday 11
​June 2017 ​Thursday 15
​July 2017 * ​Thursday 13
​August 2017 ​Thursday 3 ​Thursday 3
​September 2017 ​Thursday 14
October 2017 * ​Thursday 12
November 2017​ ​Thursday 2 ​Thursday 2
​December 2017 ​Thursday 14


Note to Editors

Further information about the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is available on the Bank’s website.

Enquiries to Bank of England Press Office, telephone 020 7601 4411.

1. Dates are subject to change.
2. As described in Annex 1 of the Bank’s 11 December 2014 report Accountability and Transparency at the Bank of England, the MPC will typically meet on the Wednesday immediately prior to the announcement and the preceding Monday and Thursday.