Bank of England Hikes Interest Rates Amid “Very Challenging” Economy

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On Thursday the Bank of England warned the outlook for the economy is “very challenging” and raised interest rates to 3%, an increase not seen at this level since 1989.  According to the central bank, Britain has already entered a recession that may last two years, and inflation is expected to reach nearly 11% in the current quarter, the highest in 40 years.  While most tax cuts instituted by recently resigned Prime Minister Liz Truss are being reversed, new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak points to a need for restricted public spending and likely higher taxes.