Bank of England maintains Asset Purchase Programme at £375 billion

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img The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves at 0.5%. The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion.

The Committee’s latest inflation and output projections will appear in the Inflation Report to be published at 10.30am on Wednesday 14 November.

The minutes of the meeting will be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 21 November.

Notes to Editors

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 previous change in the size of that programme was an increase of £50 billion to a total of £375 billion on 5 July 2012.

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