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Biggest Rise in UK Interest Rates for 33 Years!
The Bank of England has raised UK policy interest rates by 0.75 percentage points to 3 per cent. This is the single biggest rate increase in more than three decades. The Bank of England chief Andrew Bailey was quoted as saying that it never feels good to raise interest rates - but it is their job.
The Bank is justifying the rise in rates on the grounds that the action is required to control inflation. It expects rates to peak at 4.5% next Autumn.
The Bank of England is forecasting a two-year recession. With real GDP falling until the end of 2024.
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