UK unemployment falls to a 43 year low.Read more
Bank of England raises base rate to 0.75%.Read more
Regulators find leading model agencies guilty of price fixing.Read more
2018 Edition available now.Read more
The Bank's asset purchase scheme, commonly referred to as QE, started in 2009 and came to an end in its current form in 2016 - total asset purchases by 2016 had risen to £435bn.
On 4 August 2016, Term Funding Scheme (TFS) was introduced to provide additional funding to banks at rates close to Bank Rate. A new Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme (CBPS) was also set up to purchase private sector assets.
The CBPS may buy up to £10 bn worth of bonds of firms making a 'material contribution' to the UK economy, subject to risk assessment. The target for purchases of UK government bonds, financed by central bank reserves, was increased by £60 billion to £435 billion.
Tensions raised as tit-for-tat trade dispute escalates.Read more
Costs and benefits of customs unions.Read more
Multiple choice papers for Paper Three.Read more
Report on the growth of alternative finance.Read more
Savings ratio falls to lowest level on record.Read more