The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has advised the Bank of England (BoE) against considering further expansion of the quantitative easing (QE) scheme.
Indeed, the Trades Union Congress recently called on the coalition and the Bank to take more action to coordinate their fiscal policies, suggesting that the BoE is only pursuing its course as a result of the relative lack of action on the part of government.
Chief economist of the BCC David Kern said it is encouraging that two members of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee voted against the recent £50 billion increase to QE.
He underlined the fact that his organisation considers the latest round of asset purchases to be highly questionable.
"QE is not risk free and the longer-term inflation dangers associated with it cannot be ignored," the expert remarked, adding: "It should certainly not be used to try and prevent inflation from falling temporarily below target next year."