The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves at 0.5%. The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £200 billion.

The Committee's latest Inflation Report will published at 09:30 GMT on Wednesday August 10.The minutes of the meeting will be published at 8:30 GMT on Wednesday August 17.