Bank of England hikes interest rates to highest level since 2009

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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The Bank of England has today hiked interest rates by 0.25% in its fourth consecutive rise, bringing them to their highest level since 2009. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted by six to three to raise interest rates to 1%, with the minority voting for a greater increase to 1.25%, as it reported that inflationary pressures have "intensified sharply" in recent months. UK inflation accelerated to a new 30-year high in March, reaching 7% from 6.2% in February, primarily due to the shock in energy prices. Inflation is now predicted to rise to over 9% in this quarter, before peak...

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