Sir Mervyn King: 'Now it's over to the next generation'

Outgoing Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King has said "the most durable lesson of the last 20 years is the overriding importance of basing monetary policy on serious economy analysis rather than politics or market mystique".

He added: "After 89 press conferences, 82 under the banner of the inflation report., I've had my say, now it's over to the next generation to have theirs"

Read: King: Welcome change in UK economic outlook

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Osborne: 'Our plan is working'

George Osborne will tonight insist that the Government was sticking to its economic plans, telling business leaders "now is not the time to lose our nerve". The Bank of England today predicted a "modest and sustained" recovery.