Economy of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has the fifth largest national economy (and second largest in Europe) measured by nominal GDP and eighth largest in the world (and second largest in Europe) measured by purchasing p...
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Quantum revolution: UK strategy outlines research into 6G smartphones and quantum computers
A new £270m strategy into quantum technology growth has been established, designed to guide research into everything from 6G smartphones to quantum computers. The UK National Quantum Technology Progra...
Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
Latest Queen Elizabeth coin unveiled
Fifth coin of British monarch’s reign dating back to coronation in 1952 is first to be created entirely digitally and will replace 1998 version
Economic history of the United Kingdom
The economic history of the United Kingdom deals with the economic history of Britain after 1700.Britain led the industrial revolution and dominated the European and world economy during the 19th cent...
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Unemployment in the United Kingdom
Unemployment in the United Kingdom is measured by the Office for National Statistics and in the three months to December 2014 the headline unemployment rate stood at 5.7%. In the South-West of England...
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Agriculture in the United Kingdom
Agriculture in the United Kingdom uses around 70% of the country's land area and contributes about 0.7% of its gross value added. The UK produces less than 60% of the food it eats. Despite skilled far...
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Forestry in the United Kingdom
Forestry is the management of trees and forests for environmental or economic gain. The United Kingdom is a good place to practise forestry, because the British Isles are ideal for tree growth, thank...
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Construction industry of the United Kingdom
The construction industry of the United Kingdom contributed gross value of £64,747 million to the UK economy in 2004. The industry employed around 2.2 million people in the fourth quarter of 2009. The...
Energy in the United Kingdom
Energy use in the United Kingdom stood at 37.83 MWh (3,252 kilogrammes of oil equivalent) per capita in 2010 compared to a world average of 21.54 MWh (1,852 kilogrammes of oil equivalent). In 2012, to...
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Manufacturing in the United Kingdom
In June 2010 manufacturing in the United Kingdom accounted for 8.2% of the workforce and 12% of the country's national output. This was a continuation of the steady decline in the importance of Manufa...
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Mining in the United Kingdom
Mining in the United Kingdom produces a wide variety of Fossil fuels, metals, and industrial minerals. In 2006, there were over 2,200 active mines, quarries, and offshore drilling sites on the contine...
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North Sea oil
North Sea oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons, comprising liquid oil and natural gas, produced from oil reservoirs beneath the North Sea.In the oil industry, the term "North Sea" often includes areas suc...
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Education in the United Kingdom
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under separate governments: the UK Government is responsible for England; ...
Healthcare in the United Kingdom
Healthcare in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter, meaning England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales each have their own systems of publicly funded healthcare. A variety of differences exis...
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Tourism in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is the world's 8th biggest tourist destination, with 32 million visiting in 2013. US$17.2 billion was spent in the UK by foreign tourists. VisitBritain data shows that the US remain...
Telecommunications in the United Kingdom
Until 1982, the main civil telecommunications system in the UK was a state monopoly known (since reorganisation in 1969) as Post Office Telecommunications. Broadcasting of radio and television was a d...
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Transport in the United Kingdom
Transport in the United Kingdom is facilitated with road, air, rail, and water networks. A radial road network totals 29,145 miles (46,904 km) of main roads, 2,173 miles (3,497 km) of motorw...
Transport in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Pound sterling
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwi...
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List of ceremonial counties in England by gross value added
This is a list of ceremonial counties in England by gross value added for the year 2012. Data is gathered by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is given in terms of Nomenclature of Territori...
List of ceremonial counties in England by gross value added - Wikipedia
Taxation in the United Kingdom
Taxation in the United Kingdom may involve payments to a minimum of two different levels of government: the central government (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) and local government. Central governm...
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Poverty in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a developed country with comparatively large income differences. As such, those at the lower end of the income distribution have a relatively low standard of living. However, new...
Poverty in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Scottish Seabird Centre
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity, and visitor attraction in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. Opened by Charles, Prince of Wales in 2000 and funded by the Mille...
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Bath Locks
Bath Locks (grid reference ST756643) are a series of locks situated on the Kennet and Avon Canal, at Bath, England.Bath Bottom Lock, which is numbered as No 7 on the canal is the meeting with the Rive...
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Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
The Bull Hotel, Cambridge
The Bull Hotel was a historical hotel located at 68 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, England, next to the St Catharine's College.The four storey hotel was built in 1828, and occupies the site of an inn ...
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Latest Queen Elizabeth coin unveiled
Fifth coin of British monarch’s reign dating back to coronation in 1952 is first to be created entirely digitally and will replace 1998 version