22 June 2023
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 7-2 to increase rates by 0.5 percentage points to 5%. Two members preferred to leave the rates unchanged at 4.5%. Inflation measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 8.7% in May, unchanged from the April figure. The MPC will adjust rates to return inflation to the 2% target.