Corporate report

Exchange Equalisation Accounts 2015 to 2016

This document contains the Exchange Equalisation Account (EEA) report and accounts for 2015 to 2016.

Documents

Exchange Equalisation Account: Report and Accounts 2015-16 (print)

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Exchange Equalisation Account: Report and Accounts 2015-16 (web)

Details

The Exchange Equalisation Account (EEA) is the account that holds the UK’s reserves of gold, foreign currencies and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). It was established in 1932 to provide a fund which could be used for checking undue fluctuations in the exchange value of sterling. Legislation since has extended the possible use of this fund; and under the consolidating Exchange Equalisation Account Act 1979, it may also be used:

  • to secure the conservation or disposition in the national interest of making payments abroad
  • for certain purposes arising out of the UK’s membership of the IMF, including the holding, purchase and sale of SDRs
Published 21 July 2016