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Base rate held at 5.25 per cent

The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold this month at 5.25 per cent.

Savills Private Finance says: “We welcome this decision but expect another rate rise, possibly as soon as next month, as retail sales remain strong and signs of the housing market cooling remain uncertain.”

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