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Monetary policy


Policy decisions taken by the Bank of England – including setting interest rates and inflation targeting – have a huge impact on both the macroeconomy and the microeconomy. Our work focus on how monetary policy affects both broader economic growth and the incomes of individual households.

Contacts

James Smith

James Smith

Research Director
E: james.smith@resolutionfoundation.org
Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

Research and Policy Analyst
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

The art of expectations management

A bleak outlook from the Bank of England as it scales back rate hike expectations

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The Bank of England has raised rates by 75 basis points today – the eighth successive increase and the largest since 1989 – to 3 per cent, the highest since…
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Slower for longer

The Bank of England tightens monetary policy again and warns that the outlook is bleak

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The Bank of England today unveiled the biggest rise in interest rates since 1995 along with plans to bring down the stock of Quantitative Easing (QE) by £80 billion over…
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In the dread of winter

Prospects for inflation in the coming months ahead of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Report

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In the face of the highest inflation rate for 40 years, many are predicting that the Bank of England will announce the largest interest rate rise in 27 years this…
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Events

Monetary policy in troubled times and beyond

Valedictory speech by MPC Member Michael Saunders

Having taken more of a backseat in the economic policy response to the pandemic, monetary policy is back centre stage as central banks around the world grapple with the highest…
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Crunch time

Bank of England raises rates again and signals cost of living crisis is set to deliver a £1,200 hit to incomes

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Today the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee raised rates at a fourth successive meeting – a first in the 25 years since it was granted independence – to 1…
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Events

Taking the right path

Where does monetary policy go in a low rate, high inflation, unstable economic environment?

The Resolution Foundation and the Money, Macro and Finance Society are co-hosting a new series of events to dive into the big economic challenges we face as we recover from…
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From Covid to conflict

New economic policy challenges for an uncertain world

Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic may be behind us. But new challenges have emerged. From rising inflation…
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Coronanomics: Challenges facing monetary policy makers

The financial crisis led central banks around the world to push interest rates to historic lows and print money in order to purchase assets on a vast scale. Does this…
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