Bank of England Holds Interest Rates at 0.25%

The Bank of England have confirmed that interest rates will remain at 0.25% following a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The Bank said in a statement:

“Six members thought that the current policy stance remained appropriate to balance the demands of the MPC’s remit. Two members considered it appropriate to increase Bank Rate by 25 basis points. All members agreed that any increases in Bank Rate would be expected to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent. The Committee will continue to monitor closely the incoming evidence, and stands ready to respond to changes in the economic outlook as they unfold to ensure a sustainable return of inflation to the 2% target”.