Bank of England looking into continuously rising inflation in the U.K.

By Nikita Chaurasia  | Date: 2022-08-02

Bank of England looking into continuously rising inflation in the U.K.

The Bank of England has reportedly stated that it will take aggressive measures, if necessary, to prevent the inflation issue from becoming a prolonged challenge.

Sources claimed that the central bank might bring an unusual hike of a half-percentage point in interest rate as soon as this week, the clarity of which will be revealed in the monetary policy announcement scheduled to be held on Thursday UTC 07:00 A.M. (GMT 11:00 A.M.) by Governor Andrew Bailey and other members.

U.K.’s central bank is estimated to suggest elevating interest rates by 50 basis points after other central banks across the world have raised borrowing rates markedly in the last week, despite the likelihood of an economic downturn.

In June, Britain's primary inflation indicator reached a 40-year high of 9.4 %, spurring some analysts to increase their prediction for inflation to 12%. However, this could be only because central banks are commonly concerned about future inflationary pressures.

In a way, the Bank of England can take solace from a precipitous drop in how much consumers are anticipating the prices to climb in the coming years, as confirmed by critical surveys. If rising inflation expectations become embedded, they may trigger higher remuneration demands, which may fuel yet more inflation in the long term.

It is worth mentioning that the growth in salary is booming, but much of the raise is due to one-time bonus payments which are aimed at luring or retaining employees as companies grapple to find individuals who can fill open positions.

In addition, to pay hikes, high inflation could become ingrained in the financial system if businesses continue to lift their prices in response to escalating costs.

Meanwhile, these complexities are set against the backdrop of the race to be the next Prime Minister, with both candidates - Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss - proposing tax and spending plans that are likely to stem a different type of economy.

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https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-08-01/bank-of-england-probes-the-persistence-of-uks-inflation-surge

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