Bank of England interest rate decision

Nia Williams

April 8, 2010

The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £200 billion.

The previous change in Bank Rate was a reduction of 0.5 percentage points to 0.5% on 5 March 2009.

A programme of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves was initiated on 5 March 2009. The most recent change in the size of that programme was an increase of £25 billion to a total of £200 billion on 5 November 2009.

In line with the Committee’s announcement last September, the timing of the General Election means that the next Monetary Policy Committee meeting will conclude on the morning of Monday 10 May, with the decision announced at 12 noon.

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