This work assesses the continuing development of bank
supervision in the U.K. Particular attention is focused on
the recently published Bank of England discussion papers in
this field. Emphasis is placed on the issues of monetary
control, capital adequacy and liquidity. The latter two are
prudential concepts. The thesis assesses how and why the
Bank of England controls and monitors bank balance sheets—and how this affects banks' capital structures. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.