Bookmakers William Hill have opened a book on where the Bank of England Interest Rate will be on the last day of 2011 - and offer 6/4 that it will be over 1%; 7/4 less than 1% and 7/4 exactly 1%.
'Speculation is rife that the Bank of England rate will be rising soon' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
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William Hill are offering odds of 5/6 that the referendum on voting reform will produce a vote in favour, and the same odds of 5/6 that it will produce a vote against. 'We believe the outcome will be almost too close to call' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.