Monetary Policy

Bank of England strikes the right balance


In the Media

Harrison Griffiths writes in CapX

In the Media

Matthew Lesh writes in City AM

Julian Jessop quoted in BBC News

IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop has been quoted in BBC News welcoming the Bank of England’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged as inflation begins to slow.

The article said:

“Julian Jessop, economics fellow at the free market think tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs, says the decision has been a ‘welcome surprise’ and ‘the Bank has got this one about right’.

“Arguably it should have paused several months ago to assess the impact of the tight squeeze that it is already in place. But it does look like interest rates have now peaked at a much lower level than many had feared,”

Read the full article here.

Julian was also quoted in The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, and Euronews.

Julian also warned the Bank of England against cutting rates in PoliticsHome, commenting that ‘The reason we’re in this mess in the first place is that interest rates were far too low for too long’.