The Bank of England today kept the base rate at 0.25% – resisting temptation to make further changes to the rate a month after it fell to a historic low.
The decision to maintain the base rate at 0.25% had been predicted by many economists and it comes just six weeks after the Bank of England cut the rate (which is the official borrowing rate that influences what borrowers pay and savers earn) for the first time in more than seven years.
However, further action by the Bank of England remains very much on the cards. At the time of the previous base rate reduction in August, it said it may cut the base rate later this year. The next base rate announcement is in November.