Bank of England's MPC united on rate vote

Minutes from the Bank of England's 7 and 8 September meeting released on Wednesday 21 September showed policy makers voted unanimously to keep interest rates unchanged.

All nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted to maintain repo rate at 4.5 percent, minutes of the meeting showed.

``Inflation outturns had been higher than anticipated over the past year'' and ``there remained a risk that oil prices would rise further,'' the minutes said. ``This posed an upside risk to the inflation p