Economy 4 April 2013 Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.5% No change. Print HTML The Bank of England has announced it is holding interest rates at 0.5% and maintaining its quantitative easing asset purchase scheme at £325bn. › The untold story of April’s welfare cuts: the combined impacts Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles George Osborne's mistakes are coming back to haunt him The changing world of work Is Kezia Dugdale's tax rise the beginning of an honest debate about tax?