On September 22, 2016, the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England released a statement following its meeting on September 20, 2016. The FPC considers that the current outlook for financial stability in the UK remains challenging following the outcome of the referendum in June for the UK to leave the EU. The FPC has reaffirmed that it expects to maintain a countercyclical buffer rate of 0% until at least June 2017 unless any material changes warrant an amendment. The Prudential Regulation Authority's expectation is that banks should not increase dividends and other distributions as a result of the CCyB being maintained at 0%.

The statement is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/news/2016/033.aspx