The Bank of England in London

Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

Signs of the continued strength of the recovery fuelled speculation that some rate-setters on the Bank’s nine-member monetary policy committee (MPC) might have voted for a hike

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

Bank of England may act on UK house price boom

Mark Carney suggested that the Bank could impose a new "affordability test" for borrowers as well as reining in the Government’s controversial Help to Buy scheme

The Bank of England in London

UK business lending continues to shrink

Overall lending to UK businesses contracted by £500m in the three months to February, although the pace of the decline has slowed from a £3.3bn fall recorded in the preceding three months

The Bank of England in London

Bank of England expected to keep interest rates on hold

Interest rates will be kept on hold today as Bank of England policymakers continue to believe that it is too early to scale back stimulus efforts

The Bank of England in London

Bank of England warns of interest rates complacency

The Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) said the eventual transition from the current low rates that have helped support recovery "could pose challenges in some sectors of the financial markets"

Nemat Shafik

Nemat Shafik takes on new Bank of England role

Egyptian-born economist Nemat Shafik will become one of the most powerful women in central banking when she takes on a newly-created role at Threadneedle Street

The Bank of England in London

Five-year anniversary of Bank of England's record low interest rates

Half a decade of record low interest rates have been marked as the Bank of England once more kept the cost of borrowing on hold

Retail sales

Inflation falls below Bank of England's 2% target for first time in four years

Use our interactive tool to build your own inflation shopping basket and see inflation breakdowns since 1989 and by item type


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