Interest rates will stay low for 20 years – Bank of England expert – Larry Elliott
Outgoing MPC member Ian McCafferty predicts rates below 5% and wages up 4%
The era of low interest rates will last for at least another 20 years, despite gently rising official borrowing costs in the coming years, one of the Bank of England’s leading policymakers has forecast.
In a valedictory interview before leaving Threadneedle Street’s monetary policy committee (MPC) at the end of the month, Ian McCafferty said structural changes in the global economy meant UK borrowers and savers should get used to interest rates being “significantly” below the 5% average in the 10 years leading up to the financial crisis.
9th August 20187:10 pm