• Emma Walsh

Bank England cuts interest rates to 0.1%

The Bank of England has cut interest rates to 0.1%, in a second emergency cut prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.


This is from the statement just published:

"At its special meeting on 19 March, the MPC judged that a further package of measures was warranted to meet its statutory objectives. It therefore voted unanimously to increase the Bank of England’s holdings of UK government bonds and sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bonds by £200 billion to a total of £645 billion, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, and to reduce Bank Rate by 15 basis points to 0.1%. The Committee also voted unanimously that the Bank of England should enlarge the TFSME scheme, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves......."

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