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Home > Research > 20 Years On

20 Years On

28 September 2017

The Bank of England was granted operational independence over monetary policy on 6 May 1997.
Since then, our powers have increased beyond those originally granted to include financial stability and the regulation of financial firms, such as banks and insurers.
The 20th anniversary is an appropriate time for us to reflect on the theory of central bank independence, its practical application and its future.  As part of this, we will be holding a conference on 28 and 29 September 2017 discussing these topics.
An outline of the agenda can be found below. Further details will be forthcoming. Please contact Stakeholder Relations if you have any queries.
Click here to read the Knowledge Bank post "How is the Bank of England independent of the Government?"