BoE's Governor Bailey
BoE's Governor Bailey
  • We will keep rates high enough for long enough to return inflation to target
  • OFGEM price cap means we can be confident about energy bills lowering inflation
  • It's important that services inflation falls steadily over next year
  • There is a considerable way to go on quashing inflation
  • Whether GDP growth is slightly negative or slightly positive won't impact monetary policy
  • How long restrictive stance will be needed depends on incoming data
  • We have to be mindful of balance of risks between doing too little and too much
  • Events in Middle East create risk of higher energy prices
  • We are making good progress on bringing inflation down
  • Now some signs that the economy has started to grow more slowly, that's to be expected

The BOE today said GDP is expected to grow by 0.1% in Q4, weaker than projected previously.