It has long been a convention that governors of the Bank of England should not be political creatures – or, at least, should not think aloud about areas of public policy that are deeply party political. Hence the criticism levelled at Governor Mark Carney, not least by former Chancellor Lord Lawson, for his supposed “wading in” to the debate on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union.
Lord Lawson criticised Bank of England governor for making 'political' with a speech highlighting economic benefits of EU membership
Bank of England Governor's comments seen as major boost to ‘In’ campaign
The Federal Reserve and Bank of England can’t see that things are good enough to raise interest rates
US Volkswagen chief admits he knew of emissions problem in 2014; Deutsche Bank warns of large loss; The Bank of England interest rate decision is coming at 12 pm UK time
An average of Cips’ three surveys – manufacturing, construction, and services – was the weakest for two-and-a-half years
Inflation has been as high as 5 per cent and at no point have interest rates even twitched. Now inflation is flat on its back, it is harder to justify an interest rate rise, says Mark Dampier
Economic View: Many will point to what they call strong growth or a buoyant labour market
Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time
Vince Cable has warned a housing boom could mean the economic recovery is merely a “short term bounce” in a warning shot aimed at the Liberal Democrats' Coalition partners.
Official figures show UK economy grew 0.7% in the fourth quarter bringing the annual growth rate to 1.9%
The pair bombarded Caroline Criado-Perez with offensive tweets
Larry Summers suggested the Chancellor's spending cuts prevented the British economy from growing sooner
Drop takes rate within 0.1% of threshold at which Bank of England could end interest rate freeze - but it may still "move the goalposts"
High street banks judged to have too great a share of the market will be forced to start selling off branches within 12 months if Labour wins next year’s general election.