Bank of England (BoE) MPC Policy Meeting Calendar
13 April, 2017
Here we summarise the calendar of forthcoming monetary policy meetings and decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at the Bank of England (BoE).
The MPC control and set monetary policy for the UK. Meetings are held 8 times each year at approximately equally spaced intervals. Policy decisions are normally announced on a Thursday, with discussions split over three sessions before that. Normally these are on Thursday the week before the decision and then the Monday and Wednesday on the week of the rate decision. The announcement is then usually made at 12pm UK time on the Thursday, alongside the meeting minutes.
On a quarterly basis (in February, May, August and November), the BoE also publish their Quarterly Inflation Report (the “QIR”) which includes the BoE’s latest economic forecasts and, after the policy announcements, holds a press conference, starting at 12:30 UK time.