The Bank of England voted unanimously to keep its benchmark interest rate on hold at a record low of 0.1 percent and left its bond-buying programme unchanged during its February meeting. Policymakers noted it would be appropriate to start the preparations so that it could set a negative rate in 6 months, but stressed it should not be interpreted as a signal. The central bank also said that the coronavirus vaccine rollouts in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, have improved the economic outlook, but voiced concerns about the recent increase in cases, including from newly identified strains of the virus, and the associated reimposition of restrictions. source: Bank of England
Interest Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 7.30 percent from 1971 until 2021, 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 February of 2021.
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 0.10 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.