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The Hawks increase interest rates by 0.5%

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 8 – 1 in favour of the Hawks to increase interest rates by 0.5% this month to a Base Rate of 1.75%. This is justified by a near doubling in wholesale gas prices since May

CPI inflation rate hits 9% in the 12 months to April 2022 – Bank of England gives up?

The latest inflation figures released today by the Office of National Statistics indicate CPI inflation has reached 9.0% in the 12 months to April 2022, the highest rate since recording started in 1997, and up from 7.0% in March. CPI monthly inflation …

Bank Base rate kicking us when we’re down

The Monetary Policy Committee have voted by a majority of 6-3 to increase Bank Rate by a quarter-point to a full 1% with 12 month CPI inflation rising to 7.0% in March, around 1% higher than expected in the February Report.

Bank Base Rate increased by a cautious quarter to 0.75%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 8-1 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.75%. Only one Dove this time preferred to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%, but there were no Hawks looking to increase the rate by 0.5%.

Bank of England increases Base Rate to 05%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted by a majority of 5-4 to increase Bank Base Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.5%.
The members of the committee that voted against actually wanted to increase the rate by 0.5 to 0.75%

Bank Base Rate increased to 0.25%

It has started: The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 8-1 to increase Bank Rate by 0.15% to 0.25%. They did however vote to maintain Quantitative Easing (QE) at the current levels and not take any liquidity out of t…

Bank of England to stop giving hints

The Governor of the Bank of England confirmed to the select committee that he was not a fan of the bank’s previous forward guidance policy, instigated by Mark Carney.
Forward guidance (hints given externally) of the Bank of England’s econom…

BofE Governor feeling uneasy

The Bank of England Governor, Andrew Bailey, was giving evidence to the Commons Treasury select committee and told them: “I’m very uneasy about the inflation situation. I want to be very clear on that. It is not, of course, where we wanted to be

MPC voted by 7-2 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.1%

The Doves in the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 7 -2 to not increase the Bank Base Rate in the face of current inflationary pressures. They also voted not to alter the current Quantitative Easing program …

Bank Base Rate held at 0.1% as Inflationary factors considered to be transient

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.1% and by a majority of 7-2 to continue with its existing programme of Quantitative Easing.
CPI inflation was projected to rise temporarily in the …

Bank Base Rate remains 0.1% despite short-term inflationary pressures

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the Bank Base Rate at 0.1% and by a majority of 8-1 to continue with its existing programme of UK government bond purchases (QE).
Global GDP growth and price pressure…

Bank Base rate remains 0.1% as pandemic slows global growth

The Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.1% and current levels of Quantitative Easing. This was due to the fall in inflationary pressures caused by global economic activity being more adverse…

Lockdown keeps inflationary pressure low – No change to Base Rate

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously again to keep the Bank Base Rate at 0.1% with no change to the quantitative easing programme.
The inflation rate is not expected to return to the target of 2% until late spring and r…

Bank Base rate unmoved at 0.1%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.1% and to make no changes to the quantitative easing program.
The effect of increased coronavirus cases and the third national lockdown is being offset in the medium term …

MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Base Rate at 0.1%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Base Rate at 0.1% and to commence the previously announced programme of £150 billion Quantitative Easing.
The MPC’s projections assume that the pandemic …

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