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Can the world live without QE?

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Financial markets have become so accustomed to central banks flooding the market with cheap money and keeping interest rates artificially low for so long that it's hard to see a clean exit from the accommodative policies of the last five years. In the UK, it looks as though the party is about to end. In this debate we will discuss whether QE has helped British households and the UK economy as a whole from the devastating crash in 2008. We will also discuss the risks that may materialise once the Bank of England begins to hike rates. Can interest rates ever return to their normal pre-crisis levels without central bank intervention. A broad topic I realise, but let's give it a go!