British Banking Sector - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 21 March 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn The Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury 3:06, 21 March 2023

My Lords, as with any major event, the Treasury will reflect on the lessons to be learned and how improvements can be made. I assure noble Lords that, each year, the Bank of England carries out a stress test of the major UK banks that incorporates a severe but plausible adverse economic scenario. The 2022 stress test scenario includes a rapid rise in interest rates, with the UK bank rate assumed to rise to 6% in early 2023. The results of that test are taken forward by the PRA in its supervision of the banks. The results will also be published this summer.