Economy of United Kingdom

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by HarryGibson • 8 Posts

United Kingdom is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, United Kingdom is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. Each year, United Kingdom exports around $813.2 billion and imports roughly $782.5 billion. 4.4% of population in the country are unemployed. The total number of unemployed people in United Kingdom is 2,929,234. In United Kingdom, 16.2% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in United Kingdom is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments. Government expenditure on education is 5.5% of GDP. The Gini Index of the country is 32.4. United Kingdom is experiencing good equality. The majority of citizens in United Kingdom fall within a narrow range of income, although some cases may show significant differences. United Kingdom has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.892. United Kingdom has a very high HDI score. This indicates that nearly all citizens are able to attain a desirable life because of social and economic support; citizens with a low standard of living receive aid and support and have the opportunity to advance in society. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for United Kingdom is 1.685. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, United Kingdom is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for United Kingdom is 7. Overall, it is considered to be rather adequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders at least decently; credit information is msotly sufficient and generally available.

The currency of United Kingdom is British pound. The British pound is the official currency of the United Kingdom and several other small territories including the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey. The British pound is the oldest continuous currency in use in the world and is currently the 4th-most traded currency. The British pound is a stable currency that can be relied upon for investment opportunities. The plural form of the word British pound is pounds. The symbol used for this currency is £, and it is abbreviated as GBP. The British pound is divided into Penny; there are 100 in one pound.

Credit rating
The depth of credit information index for United Kingdom is 8, which means that information is mostly sufficient and quite detailed; accessibility is not a problem. According to the S&P credit-rating agency, United Kingdom has a credit rating score of AAA, and the prospects of this rating are stable. According to the Fitch credit-rating agency, United Kingdom has a credit rating score of AA+, and the prospects of this rating are stable. According to the Moody's credit-rating agency, United Kingdom has a credit rating score of Aa1, and the prospects of this rating are stable.

Central bank
In United Kingdom, the institution that manages the state's currency, money supply, and interest rates is called Bank of England. The average deposit interest rate offered by local banks in United Kingdom is 4%.

Public debt
United Kingdom has a government debt of 90% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as assessed in 2012.

Tax information
The corporate tax in United Kingdom is set at 19%. Personal income tax ranges from 20% to 45%, depending on your specific situation and income level. VAT in United Kingdom is 20%.


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