The Bank of England (BoE, for English acronym) kept its base rate at 0.10% and the size of its quantitative easing (QE) program at 895 billion pounds, including 875 billion pounds in silts and 20 billion in corporate bonuses, analysts predicted. According to a statement released after the monetary policy meeting ended on Thursday, the 24th, the nine central bank managers unanimously agreed to maintain the policy rate.
In the case of quantitative easing, Andrew Haldane voted to lower the Gilts buying target by £50 billion to £825 billion, while the other eight leaders supported maintaining volume by £875 billion. Haldane will leave the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee at the end of this month.
In the statement, the BoE estimated that inflationary pressures in the UK were likely to be “transient”, but acknowledged that it could be greater than expected. In May, Britain’s annual consumer inflation rate (CPI) reached 2.1%, beating the BC British target of 2%, for the first time in nearly two years.
The Bank of England also reiterated that UK GDP is expected to rebound strongly throughout 2021, to pre-COVID-19 levels. According to BC English, many sectors of the economy have already managed to return to pre-Covid levels, but others are still much lower.
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