Jan 23 : MPC votes 8-1 hold

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee held rates at 5.5 per cent in the decision on January 10. Minutes released today from the meeting reveal that the committee voted 8-1 in favour, indicating that inflation is still a concern. Delphine Strauss, economics reporter, analyses the decision in light of comments from governor Mervyn King and the US rate cut of 0.75 percentage points