United Kingdom Gross Domestic Product from 1996 to 2016
Between 1996 and 2016 the UK GDP (Chained Volume Measures) has had annual changes of between negative of 4.19%, in 2009, and a rise of 4.04%, in 1997.
The UK GDP for the 12 months ended at the end of September each Year:
2015 September £1,879,051 million, a rise of 2.64% from previous year
2016 September £1,914,771 million, a rise of 1.90% from previous year
2017 September £1,945,553 million, a rise of 1.61% from previous year
UK GDP in £ millions during 2014 to 2017
£477,152 – 2016 Q1. An increase of 0.16% for the 3 months
£479,682 – 2016 Q2. An increase of 0.53% for the 3 months
£481,524 – 2016 Q3. An increase of 0.38% for the 3 months
£484,268 – 2016 Q4. An increase of 0.57% for the 3 months
£485,509 – 2017 Q1. An increase of 0.26% for the 3 months
£486,914 – 2017 Q2. An increase of 0.29% for the 3 months
£488,862 – 2017 Q3. An increase of 0.40% for the 3 months
Average UK House Prices in 2017
The average price of a house in the UK was £222,293 in August 2017
Average house prices in:
£66,779 Nelson, Lancashire
£70,311 Burnley, Lancashire
£74,687 East Ayrshire, Scotland
£75,442 Blaenau Gwent, South Wales
£76,432 Pendle, Lancashire
£77,523 Na h-Eileanan Siar, Scotland
£82,162 North Ayrshire, Scotland
£83,195 West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
£83,273 North Lanarkshire, Scotland
£85,537 Hyndburn, Lancashire
£85,812 County Durham, Durham
Homicide by Firearm around the World
Countries with less than 1 Homicide by Firearm per Million population
Japan, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Norway, Algeria, France, England and Wales, Hungary, Israel and Poland
Countries with between 1.0 and 1.99 Homicides by Firearm per Million population
Mauritius, Slovenia, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Australia, Qatar, New Zealand, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany.
Unemployment Rates in the United Kingdom
Mid year Unemployment Rates in the UK have ranged from a low of 3.6% in June 1974 to a high of 11.8% in 1984.
Other than the June mid year figures shown below, November and December 1973 were the lowest on record with only 3.4% unemployed.
March, April and May 1984 were the highest on record with 11.9% unemployed.
The United States of Europe by Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister 1999–2008
The Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt does not mince his words. He wishes to create a ‘United States of Europe,’ with all member states of the European Union participating if possible, with a group of ‘pioneers’ if necessary.
His book is required reading for anyone who cares about Europe.
How Many Nuclear Weapons does each Country have in 2017
Russia and the USA still account for nearly 93 per cent of all nuclear weapons in the world, and are reducing these numbers each year. However, although the total numbers have reduced, the number of nuclear weapons in the world has increased since 2014.
- USA has reduced the total from 7,300 in 2014 to 6,800 in 2017, and decreased deployed warheads from 1,920 to 1,800
- Russia has reduced the total from 8,000 in 2014 to 7,000 in 2017, but increased deployed warheads from 1,600 to 1,950
- The rest of the world has, combined, increased the total from 1,000 in 2014 to 1,135 in 2017, but reduced deployed warheads from 450 to 400.
The Woebegone Twins Story:
When twins Greta and Feliks are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children it seems their fate is sealed: that is until they are rescued by the glamorous Olga Van Veenen, a fabulously wealthy children’s author, plagued by writer’s block. But Olga’s life is apparently in danger, …
The Marius and the Band of Blood Story
A gruesomely funny series for fans of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket.Meet Marius Myerdorf, the newest recruit of Schwartzgarten’s most secret of societies. His is a tale of adventure and abduction, friendship and fearlessness, as The Band of Blood race against time to unmask two of the foulest fiends in the history of the Great City…
The Lily-Livered Prince Story:
Meet Eugene, the most portly of princes, and Kalvitas, the most courageous of chocolate makers. Theirs is a tale of cakes and cowardice, bullies and battles, as they set out to defeat a terrifying tyrant. The characters are CURSED. The deserts are DEADLY. And people are NOT always as they appear…
Osbert the Avenger
The first book in the gruesomely funny Tales from Schwartzgarten series. Meet Osbert Brinkhoff, the unlikeliest of avengers. His is a tale of dark delights and ghastly goings-on, of injustice and revenge. The villains are vicious. The settings are sinister. And good does NOT always prevail…
Australia GDP Changes 1996 – 2006 – 2016
In June 1996 Australia had a Gross Domestic Product of $884,990. This rose to $1,265,452 by 2006, a 43% change, and then again to $1,661,739 by June 2016, a further 31.3% change over 10 years
Japanese Citizenship 5 Year Residence Rule
Becoming a Citizen of Japan is not easy, and requires a specific residence requirement, together with Language skills and sufficient income.
You are required to have a valid visa (Status of Residence) from the Immigration Bureau of Japan at the time of application and you must have been living in Japan for at least 5 years.
Scottish Income tax rate to rise to 50%?
England is governed by a democratically elected body of 650 members from constituencies in England (82%), Scotland (9%), Wales (6%) and Northern Ireland (3%). England has no separate government.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have their own Government body, to oversea their own interests.
Scottish Income Tax Rates
From April 2017, the income tax rates and bands payable by Scottish taxpayers will be those set by the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish rates and bands will then be set annually by the Scottish Parliament.
Domain Hosting Costs in May 2017
Most hosts offer special pricing for new customers, but Introductory prices apply to just the first term.
The following examples show costs ranging from initial $2.98 per month rising to $12.95 on renewal. These options will give you an idea of what is available by looking around and comparing.
Terraced House Prices in England 2016-2017
Figures from Zoopla show the following Changes in Property Prices in England
Last 3 Months