Bank of England must act urgently to bring inflation down
Matthew Lesh quoted in City AM and The Telegraph
“Double digit inflation in September is what was expected and it will get worse before it gets better. It is particularly concerning to see food and soft drink inflation at nearly 15 per cent.
“In real terms, interest rates are currently at minus eight per cent. The Bank of England keeps saying that it will not hesitate to raise rates and yet it consistently does far too little far too late.
“The two per cent target is laughable. This inflation is clearly not transitory. People will continue to see their salaries and savings eaten away until the Bank of England starts taking it more seriously.”
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‘Inflation: The next threat?‘, authored by Tim Congdon and Dr Juan Castañeda.
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