The UK economy - a challenge for students

The thirteenth annual Bank of England and The Times Interest Rate Challenge continues to be a fascinating proposition.
Published on 12 November 2012

The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, the one thousand-plus students who will be participating in the Challenge's forthcoming regional heats will have to consider many conflicting indicators in order to set monetary policy to meet the inflation target. Prospects for the UK economy remain at the centre of public debate with enormous interest shown in the Committee and its monthly decisions. The challenges the Committee currently faces, make this year's competition particularly demanding for students.

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