Politics 4 April 2013 Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.5% No change. Sign up for our weekly email * 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 from just £1 per issue More Related articles Why Philip Hammond's Budget headache will become Theresa May's Brexit nightmare Theresa May is running out of pain-free ways to to keep her promises When it comes to Brexit, is the City a help or a hindrance?