Research says BoE's MPC lacks 'vigorous debate'

Research published on Thursday 5 August suggested the Bank of England's interest rate setting Monetary Policy Committee lacks "vigorous debate" partly explained by the increasingly dominant influence of Mervyn King.

According to the Financial Times an analysis of past votes by Jonathan Loynes, of the consultancy Capital Economics, shows the level of disagreement is lower this year than at any time since the committee's inception in 1997.

Only once in the past 12 months has the majority slipped

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