22 Jan 1998 - 19 May 2022
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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.
Payment Systems Oversight Report
Speech by Sir John Gieve in London
Speech by Rachel Lomax in London
Speech by Andrew Sentance in Exeter
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.
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.
The Bank issues the banknotes that we use in our daily lives.
Current Bank Rate
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Next due: 6 Mar '08
Current Inflation (CPI)
Next due: 18 Mar '08
Latest Inflation Report
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Next due: 14 May '08
Northern Rock Plc
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