that the BoE runs the risk of adding fuel to the inflation fire if it keeps its stimulus measures in place for too long as the UK’s economy continues to recover. In a speech at Royal Holloway College, just outside London, he said “We are hopefully now moving away from the role of fire-fighters in the recession to a more familiar role – steering the economy through an upswing underpinned by low inflation”. The signs and surveys, the global economic rebound and the slowing trend of unemployment are pointers that maybe the UK is returning to growth.