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Base rate remains the same

The Bank of England&#39s Monetary Policy Committee has announced it is leaving the base rate unchanged at 4 per cent for the seventh consecutive month.

The decision came despite calls for the rate to go up to cool off the housing market, but the MPC&#39s decision is thought to have taken into account zero UK growth in Q1.

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