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Why Theresa May is only half right: The real problem with the Bank of England (Newsweek)
Tweet It’s time for a more radical approach to quantitative easing, writes Fran Boait in the Newsweek, 2nd November 2016. Here’s a short extract: If central banks are picking corporate bonds to buy with the newly created money, why can’t … Continue reading →
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UK citizens could have received £6,834 each - In response to potential economic uncertainties arising from the recent Brexit vote, the Bank of England announced it would be expanding its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme. Over the next 6 months it will be pumping an extra £70bn of new … Continue reading → The post UK citizens could have received £6,834 each appeared first on Positive Money.
Tweet In response to potential economic uncertainties arising from the recent Brexit vote, the Bank of England announced it would be expanding its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme. Over the next 6 months it will be pumping an extra £70bn of … Continue reading →
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Our campaign’s making waves - What an exciting and busy month it’s been for the Positive Money campaign! Events, media interviews, and our messages straight to MPs – together we’re putting monetary policy at the heart of the political agenda. With the Prime Minister saying … Continue reading → The post Our campaign’s making waves appeared first on Positive Money.
Tweet What an exciting and busy month it’s been for the Positive Money campaign! Events, media interviews, and our messages straight to MPs – together we’re putting monetary policy at the heart of the political agenda. With the Prime Minister … Continue reading →
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Inflation & The Bank of England’s New Catch 22 - The British inflation rate for September increased faster than expected to 1% – a two-year high – primarily due to rising prices for clothes, hotel rooms and petrol. While a weaker pound may not explain the latest rise in consumer … Continue reading → The post Inflation & The Bank of England’s New Catch 22 appeared first on Positive Money.
Tweet The British inflation rate for September increased faster than expected to 1% – a two-year high – primarily due to rising prices for clothes, hotel rooms and petrol. While a weaker pound may not explain the latest rise in … Continue reading →
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Positive Money response to Mark Carney’s comments on the falling pound
Tweet In response to Mark Carney’s remarks at a news conference in Nottingham, in which he said that the Bank would be prepared to tolerate a rise in inflation above 2%, Executive Director of Positive Money, Fran Boait said: “In … Continue reading →
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Positive Money at the Labour and Conservative party conferences (Video)
Tweet Positive Money is putting monetary policy on the political agenda. This was in evidence at the political party conferences this year, where we brought together all-star panels in packed-out rooms to talk about the need for a new form … Continue reading →
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QE makes the rich richer! (CNBC Video) - Positive Money’s Director, Fran Boait explains what’s wrong with what Bank of England is doing on CNBC, Thursday 3rd November 2016: Sing the petition calling for the Chancellor to give the Bank of England the means to target the money … Continue reading → The post QE makes the rich richer! (CNBC Video) appeared first on Positive Money.
Tweet Positive Money’s Director, Fran Boait explains what’s wrong with what Bank of England is doing on CNBC, Thursday 3rd November 2016: Sing the petition calling for the Chancellor to give the Bank of England the means to target the … Continue reading →
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QE for people, not financial markets! - The Government and Bank of England have launched a major programme that is making the rich richer and unfairly benefiting tax-dodging corporations. They are trying to grow the economy by creating £70bn of new money and pumping it into financial … Continue reading → The post QE for people, not financial markets! appeared first on Positive Money.
Tweet The Government and Bank of England have launched a major programme that is making the rich richer and unfairly benefiting tax-dodging corporations. They are trying to grow the economy by creating £70bn of new money and pumping it into … Continue reading →
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How will changes from the Bank of England (not) help you? (Infographic)
Tweet Well, that’s embarrassing! The Bank of England published this infographic about their £445 billion Quantitative Easing programme on their website. But they forgot to mention a few important things, so we’ve made some corrections for them… (click the image to … Continue reading →
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Global debt reaches $152 trillion – We need an alternative! - Global debt has more than doubled in the last 15 years; and according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it’s the highest it’s ever been. Is it any surprise that in the last 40 years we have had some 150 … Continue reading → The post Global debt reaches $152 trillion – We need an alternative! appeared first on Positive Money.
Tweet Global debt has more than doubled in the last 15 years; and according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it’s the highest it’s ever been. Is it any surprise that in the last 40 years we have had some … Continue reading →
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Monetary policy has an enormous impact on politics. It’s time for a radical rethink (The Guardian)
Tweet “Theresa May knows monetary policy isn’t working. QE is increasing inequality, and low interest rates aren’t the solution”, writes Fran Boait in the Guardian, 12th October 2016. Here’s a short extract: It’s becoming clear that monetary policy has impacts that … Continue reading →
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‘Change has got to come’ on monetary policy, says Prime Minister
Tweet Exciting news! Prime Minister Theresa May said in her speech at the Conservative party conference that “change has got to come” on monetary policy. While monetary policy with super low rates and quantitative easing have provided emergency medicine, we have … Continue reading →
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A movement to democratise money and banking so that it works FOR society and not against it.
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Positive Money is a movement to democratise money and banking so that it works for society and not against it.

Our current financial system has left us with the highest personal debt in history, unaffordable housing, worsening inequality, high unemployment and banks that are subsidised with taxpayers' money. We believe that these problems have a common root: money.

Find out more at positivemoney.org