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Base rate remains on hold at 0.50%

Base rate remains on hold at 0.50%

Category: Economy

Updated: 04/10/2012
First Published: 04/10/2012

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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to keep Bank of England base rate on hold at its historical low of 0.50%.

The Government's quantitative easing programme, intended to boost the UK 's economy, will also remain unchanged at £375 billion, following a £50 billion injection in July.

Base rate has remained on hold at 0.50% since March 2009.

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