The Bank Of England Base Rate had always been 2% or higher in over three hundred years
The Monetary Policy Committee 08 Jan 2008 12:00 GMT changed the rate to 1.5% down half a percent
The Monetary Policy Committee 05 Feb 2009 12:00 GMT changed the rate to 1.0% down half a percent
The Monetary Policy Committee 05 Mar 2009 12:00 GMT changed the rate to 0.5% down half a percent
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