Bank of England MPC Minutes, 6 & 7 April

The minutes from the 6 & 7 April meeting of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee published on Wednesday 20 April showed policy makers voted 7- 2 to keep interest rates unchanged this month, the same split as in March, with the majority saying evidence of stronger consumer spending is needed before raising rates.

Paul Tucker and Andrew Large both voted for a quarter-point increase in the Bank's 4.75 per cent repurchase rate for a second month, according to the minutes of the April 6-