The Bank of England voted unanimously to maintain the key bank rate at a record low of 0.1% on May 7th 2020, in line with market forecasts. Policymakers also left the bond buying program at £645 billion, although two members voted for a £100 billion increase, in a further sign that fresh stimulus may be under way. The central bank expects the GDP to contract by 14% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The inflation rate is seen falling to 0.6% and unemployment is like to rise to 8%.
Interest Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 7.38 percent from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17 percent in November of 1979 and a record low of 0.10 percent in March of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Bank of England
Interest Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Interest Rate is projected to trend around 0.25 percent in 2021 and 0.75 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.