Trust in Bank of England’s abilities to control inflation slides


Trust in Bank of England’s abilities to keep inflation under control slides to record low

Trust in the Bank of England’s abilities to keep inflation under control has slid to a record low.

The balance of those satisfied with the Bank’s action on the cost of living crisis sank from -3 per cent to -7 per cent in August, according to its latest Inflation Attitudes Survey.

Inflation remained stubbornly high last month.

Prices up: The balance of those satisfied with the Bank’ of England’s action on the cost of living crisis sank from -3% to -7 % in August, according to its latest Inflation Attitudes Survey

Although the rise in prices fell back from July’s 40-year high of 10.1 per cent to 9.9 per cent, it is still well above its 2 per cent target, figures showed.

Myron Jobson, senior personal finance analyst at Interactive Investor, said the results will ‘turn up the heat’ on the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee which is set to hike rates again next week.

Since December 2021, the rate-setting committee has made six consecutive hikes to interest rates.

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