By Marcus Leach

The Bank of England have released their minutes from this month's Monetary Policy Committee meeting, where interest rates were once again held at an all time historic low of 0.5%.

In a change from recent meetings all nine members of the board voted to maintain the current rate, which means rates are likely to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.

Two of the Committee's members, who had regularly voted for an increase to ward off rising inflation, this time ditched their stance in the face of a weaker economic environment.

The rates were unchanged for a record 29th straight month, with the last change coming back in MArch of 2009.