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Health, Children/Youth, Family
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The United Kingdom's environmental protection agency is most concerned with protecting their environment from pollution, landfill waste, protection of parks, and enforcing regulations that keep water and air clean.1 While the UK maintains high air quality standards, it could face sanctions for failing to adequately reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air in accordance with European Union standards.2 Furthermore, because of the record amounts of rainfall across England and Wales in recent months, flooding has occurred in some regions.3 Approximately 5,800 homes were flooded and thousands of citizens have been evacuated.4

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1 https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/environment
2https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/protecting-and-enhancing-our-urban-and-natural-environment-to-improve-public-health-and-wellbeing/supporting-pages/international-european-and-national-standards-for-air-quality
3-4 Ibid
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UK News

BBC News 
Plain cigarette packaging could lead to 300,000 fewer smokers in the UK over the next year, a major review suggests. Standardised packs could also reduce the appeal of tobacco and increase calls to quit helplines, experts behind the Cochrane Review said. See more..
Financial Times 
Pensions have become a key battleground in the upcoming UK general election, with Theresa May on Wednesday staying silent on whether she would scrap the “triple lock”, which sees pensioner benefits rise by the higher of inflation, average earnings or 2 ... See more..
The Guardian 
British car manufacturing enjoyed its best month in 17 years in March fuelled by demand for vehicles from abroad. The number of cars to roll off UK production lines rose by 7.3% last month compared with a year earlier, to 170,691 - the highest number ... See more..
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Deutsche Bank could move up to 4,000 jobs out of the UK as a result of Brexit - nearly half its UK workforce. The possibility raised by the firm's chief regulatory officer was the latest warning from a financial firm since the UK voted to leave the ... See more..
The Guardian 
The issue with consumer ebooks aside the UK book industry is in fine fettle. Total sales of print and digital books and journals climbed 7% to £4.8bn last year, the largest growth since 2007 when digital sales were first included. Looking purely at the ... See more..
The Guardian 
A proposal from the boss of the AA for drivers to receive an annual “road miles” allowance is among the ideas shortlisted for a £250,000 competition to find new ways of funding the UK road network. Edmund King, the president of the motoring ... See more..
The Guardian 
“A one-off EU divorce bill of, some suggest, tens of billions of euros, compared with EU-UK trade worth well over €600bn euros every year, the economic case for making rapid progress on a trade agreement is clear.” “In just two days' time, Europe's ... See more..
TechCrunch 
The UK government has criticized Twitter for restricting police and intelligence agency access to data which it says could be used to identify terrorist plots, according to the Telegraph newspaper. The newspaper quotes a spokesman for Prime Minister ... See more..
BBC News 
Reports on fighters abandoning IS and a warning pharmaceutical firms could leave the UK attract headlines on Thursday. See more..
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Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives' most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described ... See more..
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Geography

Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France
Area

Total 243,610 sq km
Land 241,930 sq km
Water 1,680 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
Climate

temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Natural Resources

coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

winter windstorms; floods
Current Environmental Issues

continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5% reduction from 1990 levels and intends to meet the legally binding target and move toward a domestic goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2010); by 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled or composted at least 25% of household waste, increasing to 33% by 2015

Demographics

Nationality
British
Population
63,395,574 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the second largest economy in Europe after Germany. Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs. Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with less than 2% of the labor force. The UK has large coal, natural gas, and oil resources, but its oil and natural gas reserves are declining and the UK became a net importer of energy in 2005. Services, particularly banking, insurance, and business services, account ...See More by far for the largest proportion of GDP while industry continues to decline in importance. After emerging from recession in 1992, Britain's economy enjoyed the longest period of expansion on record during which time growth outpaced most of Western Europe. In 2008, however, the global financial crisis hit the economy particularly hard, due to the importance of its financial sector. Sharply declining home prices, high consumer debt, and the global economic slowdown compounded Britain's economic problems, pushing the economy into recession in the latter half of 2008 and prompting the then BROWN (Labour) government to implement a number of measures to stimulate the economy and stabilize the financial markets; these include nationalizing parts of the banking system, temporarily cutting taxes, suspending public sector borrowing rules, and moving forward public spending on capital projects. Facing burgeoning public deficits and debt levels, in 2010 the CAMERON-led coalition government (between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats) initiated a five-year austerity program, which aimed to lower London's budget deficit from over 10% of GDP in 2010 to nearly 1% by 2015. In November 2011, Chancellor of the Exchequer George OSBORNE announced additional austerity measures through 2017 because of slower-than-expected economic growth and the impact of the euro-zone debt crisis. The CAMERON government raised the value added tax from 17.5% to 20% in 2011. It has pledged to reduce the corporation tax rate to 21% by 2014. The Bank of England (BoE) implemented an asset purchase program of up to £375 billion (approximately $605 billion) as of December 2012. During times of economic crisis, the BoE coordinates interest rate moves with the European Central Bank, but Britain remains outside the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In 2012, weak consumer spending and subdued business investment weighed on the economy. GDP fell 0.1%, and the budget deficit remained stubbornly high at 7.7% of GDP. Public debt continued to increase. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.375 trillion (2012 est.); $2.371 trillion (2011 est.); $2.349 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

10.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 13.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 11.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish
Industries

machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods