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We will publish the answers to the following questions immediately after the BOE announces today's policy decision.

  1. Was the Bank Rate raised, and if so by how much?
  2. Number of members voting for a 25bp hike?
  3. Number of members voting for a 50bp hike (and who)?
  4. Number of members voting for unchanged Bank Rate (and who)?
  5. If the MPC voted to raise Bank Rate to 1%, did they announce sales of gilts would start?
  6. Did the MPC issue guidance, identical or very similar to, its February line that some further "modest tightening in monetary policy is likely to be appropriate..."?
  7. Was the guidance outlined in question 6 specified to take place “in the coming months”?
  8. At what level does the Bank now expect CPI to peak?
  9. What is the Bank forecast for Q2 GDP q/q % change?

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