Monetary policy committee

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UK inflation could top 5% by early 2022, says Bank’s new chief economist
MPC ‘finely balanced’ over whether to raise interest rates in November, adds Huw Pill

Mark Sweney

22, Oct, 2021 @8:37 AM

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Why September’s dip in UK inflation may be a false dawn
Analysis: Covid support schemes have distorted official data and experts fear inflation will resume its ascent

Phillip Inman

20, Oct, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Interest rates dilemma puts spotlight on Bank of England’s credibility
As markets bet on an increase, economists give their view after Andrew Bailey’s mixed messages

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bank official warns of early interest rate rise as Kraft Heinz puts up prices
Baked beans maker is latest firm to talk of food price rises, as inflationary pressures mount

Angela Monaghan and agencies

10, Oct, 2021 @3:39 PM

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UK interest rate rise in 2022 becoming more likely, says Bank chief
Andrew Bailey says inflationary pressures strengthen the case but ‘we are monitoring situation closely’

Phillip Inman

27, Sep, 2021 @6:30 PM

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MPC’s rates dilemma: protect the recovery or tackle inflation?
Soaring prices will have some at the Bank itching to put up interest rates, but others will stress that now is a very bad time

Richard Partington

18, Sep, 2021 @11:05 PM

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The Bank of England’s message is upbeat, but there’s a sting in the tail
Analysis: a hawkish tone signals that at some point businesses will need to manage with less support

Larry Elliott

05, Aug, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Inflation and ‘pingdemic’ slow UK’s service sector recovery
Costs rose at fastest pace in at least 25 years in July as firms hit by supply chain delays and worker shortages

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, Aug, 2021 @11:07 PM

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Bank of England expert: tight policy not the right policy on inflation
Monetary policy committee member warns against choking off UK economy to combat inflation

Larry Elliott and Phillip Inman

19, Jul, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Britain’s economic confusion reflects the mess of Covid’s ‘freedom day’ | Larry Elliott
If all had gone well, Rishi Sunak could have delivered a budget to make economic support more tailored and less expensive

Larry Elliott

18, Jul, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Bank of England warns it could step in to curb rising inflation
Second member of monetary policy committee suggests UK stimulus could be curtailed in near future

Larry Elliott Economics editor

15, Jul, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Bank of England’s Andy Haldane warns of inflation rises
Departing chief economist says central bank could be forced to stop economy from overheating

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

30, Jun, 2021 @11:00 PM

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