Kate Barker

Chris Giles

As Kate Barker prepares to leave the Monetary Policy Committee, you’ve got to do the stats. She has scored a remarkable bullseye, with average inflation exactly at the Bank of England’s target of 2 per cent over her nine years.

Okay, so inflation has been on an upward trend. It averaged 1.5 per cent in the first half of her term and 2.5 per cent in the second half. Read more