The leader in the race to become the next prime minister of the U.K. wants to review the Bank of England's mandate, which worries activists and think tanks.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is the current favourite to win the Conservative Party leadership contest and become British prime minister, has said

that she might think about making it harder for the central bank to decide interest rates on its own. At a campaign event in Cardiff on August 3, Truss first

said that the bank's mission might need to be changed. Scott Corfe, who won the Conservative Party leadership contest and became British prime minister,

has said that she might think about making it harder for the central bank to decide interest rates on its own. At a campaign event in Cardiff on August 3,

Truss first said that the bank's mission might need to be changed. Investors may struggle if they don't know what will happen with the central bank if Truss

becomes prime minister, according to Scott Corfe, research director at the Social Market Foundation in Westminster. The Social Market Foundation is a

"If it's not clear for a while what the new mandate of the Bank of England will be or how much politicians might meddle in the rate-setting process in the

future, that does make it hard to know what the future holds for inflation and economic growth in the U.K." he said.

the head of a think tank in the U.K. called Positive Money that works to change the financial system as a whole, agreed with this point of view.

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