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Bank of England

established in 1694, the Bank of England is the central bank of the UK. It was nationalized by the Bank of England Act 1946 and acts as the competent authority for the banking sector under regulatory powers conferred by the Banking Act 1987. It now sets interest rates independent of government and in this respect resembles a central bank.
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney introduced the notes in 2016
And under Marks leadership the Bank of England has been at the forefront of reforms to make our financial system safer and more accountable.
Nick Lodge is leaving HMRC to lead a major infrastructure initiative at the Bank of England. He is to step down from office in October after being with HMRC for six years.
"As a central bank sitting at the heart of the UK financial system, the Bank of England needs to be playing an active, leading role, ensuring banks are helping UK companies to innovate.
The Bank of England will continue to exchange the old PS5 notes for all time, as it would for any other Bank note which no longer has legal tender status.
Still, central bank officials stopped short of recommending one way or another on the scheduled June 23 referendum, consistent with (http://www.ibtimes.com/eu-brexit-2016-bank-england-governor-faces-grilling-uk-lawmakers-2332242) previous assurances from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney that he would avoid chiming in.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that a decision about a rise would "come into sharper relief around the turn of this year".
Robin Ashby, who formed the Northern Rock Small Shareholders Group in Newcastle in the wake of the crisis in 2007, said the documents "revealed the staggering ineptitude both of the Bank of England and Gordon Brown and Ed Balls [a Brown adviser at the time], who actually cut the Bank of England loose when they came into power".
The Bank of England could announce measures to force lenders to do just that later this week, with caps on how many times their income borrowers can get.
In its 1950 report the Bank of England said: "At the outbreak of war and for some time afterwards the Czech gold incident still rankled." Officials admitted: "Outside the Bank and the Government the Bank's position has probably never been thoroughly appreciated and their action at the time was widely misunderstood."
Carney will take over as Governor of the Bank of England from 1 July 2013.

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