Who are they?
They are public body but independent from the Government and the UK’s central bank.
Their job is to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.
That means managing inflation – the rate at which prices rise – and making sure that the financial system, which includes banks and building societies, functions properly. They also issue banknotes and run the system that allows electronic payments to take place.
Why get involved
What they do affects everyone, so they have set up the citizens’ forum so they can listen directly to you. They want to hear what you have to say about jobs, pay and the cost of living. And like to know about your experiences of the housing market and how easy you find it to borrow and save money.
Taking part means you can put your views directly to people who make decisions that affect you. Our citizens’ forum members help us to understand how major events, such as Covid, affect people financially.
How to apply
Anyone over 16 can sign up. They want their panel events to be as representative as possible. If events are oversubscribed, they select a diverse range of people from all applicants.
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