Posts Tagged ‘mpc’

MPC Looking More Hawkish Despite Interest Rate Hold

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The EY ITEM Club takes a look at today's Monetary Policy Committee decision (more…)

UK Interests Rates Stay at 0.25%

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted by a six to two majority to maintain the bank rate at 0.25 percent. (more…)

Bank of England will hold off from raising interest rates

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

We maintain the view that the Bank of England will hold off from raising interest rates in 2017 says EY ITEM Club

Bank of England Monetary Policy Unchanged as Predicted

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted by a majority of 5-3 to keep the Bank rate at 0.25 percent, but voted unanimously (more…)

No rise in interest rates in sight for at least another year

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Another unanimous vote to keep rates on hold with no rise in interest rates in sight for at least another year. (more…)

Monetary Policy Committee publication dates for 2016 and provisional dates for 2017

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

This Bank of England news release provides more information on MPC publication dates in 2016 and 2017.

Under current legislation, the MPC must meet and announce a policy decision at least once a month. (more…)

Bank of England MPC votes 8 to 1 to maintain bank rate at 0.5%

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Bank rate to stay at 0.5% on a vote of 8-1 and the Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion. (more…)

When interest rates rise it is expected to be a slow process

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The latest minutes from the Monetary Policy Committee reiterate the message that when the UK Bank Rate does rise it will be a slow process to ensure the recovery is not nipped in the bud. (more…)

“Don’t just do something, stand there”… (and think)

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

In his final speech as an external MPC member David Miles reflects on the past six years of low interest rates, the lessons we can take from the financial crisis and where monetary policy might go from here. (more…)

Independence and Responsibility: Observations from External Member of the MPC Martin Weale

Monday, June 29th, 2015

In a speech given at the Thomas Guggenheim Conference [1] in Geneva on Sunday 28 June, Martin Weale outlined the importance of the independence and accountability of individual members of the
Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) for monetary policymaking in the UK. (more…)

Bank of England keeps Bank Rate at 0.5% and Asset Purchase Programme at £375 billion

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee at its meeting on 8 October voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. (more…)

UK Bank rate remains unchanged

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

In what must be the most unsurprising of events the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee decided yet again to keep the bank rate at its record low of 0.5 percent and maintain the level of the asset purchase programme at £375 billion. (more…)

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