Quantitative easing remains at £375 billion

The Bank left the scale of its quantitative easing (QE) programme to boost the money supply unchanged at £375 billion.

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UK credit rating 'at risk'

The credit rating agency Fitch has warned that the Chancellor's confession during the Autumn Statement that he missed its debt target could threaten the UK's AAA rating. But George Osborne has downplayed the impact potential if that happened.