No change from Bank of England

28 July, 2011


The minutes of this month’s Bank of England meeting on interest rates showed the same results as February’s vote: 3 of the 9 committee members voted for an interest rate rise in the UK, with the remaining 6 voting for no change.

With inflation running high we may still see a rate rise in the coming months, but while growth is still fragile it looks like the Bank remains cautious. The Pound fell when the news was announced, as markets look to higher interest rates to boost the value of the currency.

Next, we have the Budget announcement at 12.30 today.