BoE apologises for former officials’ links to slave trade


The Bank of England has apologised for former governors and directors who had links to the slave trade.

The central bank says in a statement released on June 19 that it had no direct links to the slave trade itself, but that it is “aware of some inexcusable connections involving former governors and directors and apologises for them”.

Data compiled by University College London shows that 11 former governors had links to the slave trade, as did 16 former directors.

The most recent governor to

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