Cameron Discusses Euro Contingency Plans With Bank of England

Prime Minister David Cameron discussed with Bank of England Governor Mervyn King plans to insulate the British economy from any escalation of the euro- area debt crisis.

The meeting in London today was also attended by Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

It was part of a “series of meetings throughout government to ensure the U.K. is properly placed to deal with the euro zone situation and the issues arising from it,” Cameron’s office said in an e-mailed statement.

Osborne said last week that the government is planning for all euro-area contingencies and that a “critical point” is approaching for the common currency region. The International Monetary Fund said on May 22 that Britain requires further monetary easing to aid the economy and Osborne should prepare for temporary tax cuts.

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