This page contains information concerning the use or copying of material made available on our website, including but not limited to the Bank of England Database (‘Database’), the Prudential Regulation Authority Rulebook (‘Rulebook’), and Bank of England social media channels (collectively the ‘Resources’). Please note that by using any of the Resources you accept these terms.


The Resources are provided for general reference purposes only.

While every effort is made to ensure that the Resources are up to date and accurate, the Bank does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of any of the Resources, and to the fullest extent permissible by law, does not accept any liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, resulting from the use of or the inability to use the Resources. 

The Bank is not responsible for how the information contained in any of the Resources is used, how it is interpreted or what reliance is placed on it. No user should act or refrain from acting on the information contained in the Resources without first verifying the information and obtaining professional advice.

We do not guarantee that the Resources will be available at all times, or that they are free from errors or viruses. Data downloaded is done so at your own risk. We recommend that you take adequate measures to protect your own system.

The Bank reserves the right to terminate or restrict user access to the Resources if it determines that a user is acting in a manner contrary to the interests of other users, e.g. excessive use.

Links to other sites are provided for your convenience, but the Bank accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of those sites or of any external site which links to this site.

Any dispute arising out of use of the Resources or these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England, and the user and the Bank submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The Bank's omission to exercise any right under these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to our site other than that set out above, please contact


Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in the contents of the Resources, including but not limited to images, text and data, are owned by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. 

The Bank will endeavour to acknowledge third-party copyright. If third-party copyright has not been properly acknowledged, please notify us at the address below so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. 

You may (and unless otherwise specifically stated, such as in the case of the Rulebook and the Database, where terms concerning re-use are set out below at ‘PRA Rulebook’ and ‘Bank of England Database’ respectively) download, display or print the Resources for personal use or internal use within an individual organisation for non-commercial purposes.

Requests for further authorisation regarding proposed use of the Resources should be addressed to: Head of Communications Division, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH.

You can email and can also phone on +44 (0)20 3461 4878.

The Bank typically grants permission for non-commercial re-use of the Resources, particularly in an academic or education context.

Where the Bank grants permission for re-use of the Resources, it does not accept any responsibility for any alteration or manipulation of the Resources.

Where the Bank grants permission to translate Resources, it does not warrant that it has reviewed or will review the translation for accuracy or completeness.

Where Bank Resources include or are comprised of third party copyright materials, the copyright of that material remains with the originating organisation and any re-use is subject to the separate approval of the relevant third party.

If you have a complaint about how your application has been handled or you would like a review of the decision made in relation to your application, please write to the above address or email to

PRA Rulebook

Requests for authorisation to use PRA Rulebook content accessed through should be addressed to: Firm Enquiries, Prudential Regulation Authority, 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA.

You can also phone +44 (0)20 3461 7000 or email

Use of PRA Rulebook content is governed by the PRA Rulebook privacy policy and PRA Rulebook terms of use.

Bank of England Database

The Bank has taken care to ensure that, as far as possible, the information supplied in the Database and statistical releases is correct. However no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy or completeness.

The Bank reserves the right to change the information published, the time of publication and the methods used to generate the information without notice. The Bank gives no assurance that information currently published will continue to be published in the future, or that information currently on the website will continue to be published.

The information made available via the Database is the copyright of the Governor and Company of the Bank, unless otherwise stated. Reproduction of data in the Database is subject to the terms of the UK Open Government Licence, allowing and encouraging free and flexible data reuse.

In relation to SONIA data only, please use the following attribution statement as per the terms of the UK Open Government Licence:

SONIA and/or SONIA Compounded Index data licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 and copyright the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. The trade marks “Bank of England” and “SONIA” are registered trade marks of the Bank of England.

Please note that selected exchange rate data and series are excluded from this licence as they are reproduced by the Bank under licence from third parties. In these instances, you are advised to contact us directly for permission if you wish to reproduce this information.

Data relating to monetary financial institutions in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are the copyright of the Isle of Man Treasury, Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Jersey Financial Services Commission respectively. We make such data available under licence from the relevant institution.

Acknowledgement is also made to the banks and other institutions (including the Office for National Statistics) that make material available to the Bank or which have allowed the Bank to reprint statistics compiled by them or have assisted the Bank in the collection of statistics from their members.

This page was last updated 17 February 2023