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Home > Research > 20 Years On

20 Years On

28 September 2017

Event date: 28 - 29 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.

The conference will be an opportunity for us to talk to other central bank practitioners, observers and, indeed, critics to take stock of our experiences of operational independence and think about the challenges, questions and opportunities that lie ahead.

The agenda can be found below.

The conference will be live-streamed on our website. If you have any queries please contact Stakeholder Relations.

Click here to read the Knowledge Bank post "How is the Bank of England independent of the Government?"