UK households may be too wary on inflation – BoE’s Tenreyro

Silvana Tenreyro
Silvana Tenreyro, BoE
Bank of England

The Bank of England’s Silvana Tenreyro highlighted a “disconnect” between the facts of inflation and how households perceived it, during a speech on July 10.

The external monetary policy committee member said that, while inflation has averaged 2% during her time at the BoE, households had consistently expected it to be higher. She acknowledged the BoE probably needed to further improve its communications, but said it might not be as simple as people being ill-informed.

She said people may have

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