On 24 June, the Bank of England and the Centre for Economic Policy Research hosted the sixth Monetary Policy Roundtable. These events are intended to provide a forum for economists to discuss key issues affecting the design and operation of monetary policy in the United Kingdom. As always, participants included a range of economists from private sector financial institutions, academia and public sector bodies. At this sixth Roundtable there were two discussion topics: will the protracted period of above-target inflation lead to further upward pressure on prices?; and how will the contrasting fortunes of the household and corporate sectors play out?