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What We Do

The Bank sets interest rates to keep inflation low, issues banknotes and works to maintain a stable financial system. More

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The Financial System

A safe and stable financial system is essential to the economy. The Bank assesses risks to the stability of the financial system and works to strengthen the way it operates. More

Interest Rates and Inflation

Interest rates influence spending and saving in the economy and the prices we pay for goods and services. Low inflation helps to maintain a stable economy and the value of our money. More
Click here to watch the February 2010 Inflation Report Press Conference


The Bank issues the banknotes that we use in our daily lives. More
Current Bank Rate
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Quantitative Easing
Asset Purchase Programme

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Next due: 4 Mar '10
Current Inflation (CPI)
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Inflation Target
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Inflation Report
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Feb '10
Next due: 12 May '10
Financial Stability Report
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Dec '09

Quantitative Easing Explained

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