Practical Issues in United Kingdom Monetary Policy, 2000–2005


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263945
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734038 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Practical Issues in United Kingdom Monetary Policy, 2000–2005

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This chapter discusses some of the topics the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee has spent a lot of time on. It first examines the rapid rise in household debt and its implications for monetary policy. The next section looks at the role of asset prices in monetary policy, with particular reference to the recent UK housing boom. Finally, the chapter discusses the implications of the switch in the inflation target at the end of 2003.

Keywords: Monetary Policy Committee; household debt; monetary policy; asset prices; UK housing boom; inflation target

Chapter.  11042 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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