Bank of England Chief Economist consults Cornish community groups

We were delighted to partner with the Bank of England in organising a community consultation for the Bank’s Chief Economist, Andy Haldane, at Treverbyn Hall, near St Austell.

Andy met 40 community representatives for a round table discussion on the issues faced by local communities and people. He also visited St Austell Community Kitchen(STAK) with CCF Trustee Tim Smith and Chief Executive Tamas Haydu. They met Trustees, staff, volunteers and service users from STAK to hear about the great work they are doing and to understand the needs they are meeting.

As the UK’s central bank, it is the Bank of England’s  job to set policies that work for people all over the United Kingdom. Statistics such as the rate of unemployment or inflation tell the Bank part of the economic story but people can often tell them more. Community forums are one of the ways the Bank listens to the views of more people.

Tamas says, “We were pleased to be involved with the consultation forum and project visit.  It provided a great opportunity for people deeply rooted in their communities to provide the Bank of England with insights into the challenges and opportunities facing Cornish communities.”