Report Bank of England balance sheet in House prices and the economy Posted September 2, 2017 An update and a question. First off, the BoE has grown as usual, Loan to asset purchase facility now at £527bn, I do think it was meant to be limited at £435bn... http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/markets/Pages/apf/default.aspx Maybe their bank manager is a bit more lenient than usual... I know if I went, £92,000,000,000 overspent my bank manager would be concerned. But more seriously, it does rather beg the question of just how much of the money being issued by the Government (via the Debt Management Office) is immediately bought up by the Asset Purchase Facility (part of the BoE and Treasury). Interesting link from BoE Suggests that they already hold over 70% of some of the bonds issued. Anyway, does anyone else find this all a bit weird? Also, why do people not seem to question this seemingly infinite ability to print money? If most of the bonds issued by one arm of government are bought by another arm of government that explains why the markets don't crash immediately... but it is all a bit fishy.