The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% amid concerns over the strength of the economic recovery.
The decision by the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) means rates will stay at their current record low for an 18th month.
The Bank’s programme of quantitative easing also remains on hold.
Inflation is still well above the bank’s target rate of 2% on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure.
Last month CPI was at 3.2%, though it has been falling in recent months, and the Bank expects inflation to fall to close to the 2% target this year.
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