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Economic indicators: interest rates

Economic indicators measuring trends in interest rates are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access a range of reports and online resources providing quick links to statistics and commentary.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Useful links

Knowledge Guide to UK Bank Base Rates
Produced by the Library & Information Service, this guide points to the key print and electronic resources that are available on UK bank base rates.

Monetary Policy Committee
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England sets interest rates. The minutes of its monthly meetings discuss the economic indicators that have been published and how they influenced the committee members' voting decisions on the interest rate. Historical interest rate voting spreadsheets show the voting patterns of members of the committee back to May 1997.

UK Financial Statistics
This monthly publication from the Office for National Statistics includes data on interest and exchange rates.

RBS Databank
View key economic indicators and market rates, provided by Thomson Reuters, through the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Databank. Interest rates can be checked back on a monthly basis for the last 15 years.

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