UK economists at Goldman Sachs are expecting the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee to raise the Bank Rate by 50bp at the August meeting

Goldman Sachs forecast a Bank Rate peak of 6% in November this year.

GS cite in reasoning:

  • firm wage pressures
  • firm inflationary pressures
  • With mostly fixed-rate mortgages in the UK, our Economists’ models show that the stock of outstanding mortgages are responding more slowly to policy rate changes.
  • This delayed adjustment in output puts upward pressure to BoE’s policy path.
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