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United Kingdom: In-depth PESTLE Insights

United Kingdom: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on United Kingdom provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.Key Highlights

  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in United Kingdom, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of United Kingdom's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
  • Scope
    • Understand the political system in United Kingdom through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
    • Understand the economic situation in United Kingdom through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
    • Understand customer demographics in United Kingdom through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
    • Understand the technological landscape in United Kingdom through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
    Reasons to buy
    • What is the outlook in United Kingdom in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
    • How does United Kingdom perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
    • How does United Kingdom perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
    • How does United Kingdom perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


    Overview 2
    Catalyst 2
    Summary 2
    Key findings 2
    PESTLE highlights 4
    Key fundamentals 6
    Key Facts and Geographic Location 14
    Key facts 14
    Geographical location 15
    PESTLE Analysis 16
    Summary 16
    Political analysis 17
    Overview 17
    Current strengths 17
    Current challenges 18
    Future prospects 18
    Future risks 19
    Economic analysis 21
    Overview 21
    Current strengths 21
    Current challenges 21
    Future prospects 22
    Future risks 26
    Social analysis 29
    Overview 29
    Current strengths 29
    Current challenges 29
    Future prospects 30
    Future risks 30
    Technology analysis 34
    Overview 34
    Current strengths 34
    Current challenges 34
    Future prospects 35
    Future risks 36
    Legal analysis 37
    Overview 37
    Current strengths 37
    Current challenges 38
    Future prospects 38
    Future risks 39
    Environmental analysis 41
    Overview 41
    Current strengths 41
    Current challenges 42
    Future prospects 42
    Future risks 43
    Political Landscape 44
    Summary 44
    Evolution 44
    Pre-1950s 44
    1950–1990 44
    1991–2017 45
    Structure and policies 47
    Key political figures 47
    Structure of government 47
    Center/federal 47
    State/provincial 47
    Key political parties 48
    Composition of legislature 49
    Key policies 49
    Performance 50
    Governance indicators 50
    Outlook 51
    Economic Landscape 52
    Summary 52
    Evolution 52
    Structure and policies 53
    Financial authorities and regulators 53
    Stock markets and derivatives 53
    Insurance 54
    Performance 55
    GDP and growth rate 55
    Fiscal situation 60
    Current account 60
    Exports and imports 60
    International investment position 61
    Monetary situation 61
    Employment 62
    Outlook 62
    Social Landscape 63
    Summary 63
    Evolution 63
    Structure and policies 63
    Demographic composition 63
    Education 65
    Healthcare 66
    Performance 67
    Healthcare 67
    Education 68
    Outlook 68
    Technological Landscape 69
    Summary 69
    Evolution 69
    Structure and policies 69
    Intellectual property 69
    Performance 70
    Opportunity sectors 70
    Outlook 71
    Legal Landscape 72
    Summary 72
    Evolution 72
    Structure and policies 72
    Structure of the judicial system 72
    Tax regulations 72
    Performance 73
    Effectiveness of the legal system 73
    Outlook 73
    Environmental Landscape 74
    Summary 74
    Evolution 74
    Structure and policies 74
    Environmental regulations 74
    Performance 74
    Environmental impact 74
    The renewable energy market 75
    Outlook 75
    Appendix 77
    ISO codes of selected countries 77
    Ask the analyst 78
    Disclaimer 78
    List of Tables
    Table 1: The UK – Key Fundamentals, 2014–2021f 6
    Table 2: The UK – Key Facts, 2018 14
    Table 3: The UK – Analysis of the Political Landscape 17
    Table 4: The UK – Analysis of the Economy 21
    Table 5: The UK – Analysis of the Social System 29
    Table 6: The UK – Analysis of Technological Landscape 34
    Table 7: The UK – Analysis of the Legal Landscape 37
    Table 8: The UK – Analysis of the Environmental Landscape 41
    Table 9: The UK – Comparative Performance on Receipt of Patents, 2012–2015 69
    List of Figures
    Figure 1: Map of the UK, 2018 15
    Figure 2: The UK – Labor Productivity, 2000–2016 23
    Figure 3: The UK – GDP per Hours Worked ($), 2002–2016 23
    Figure 4: The UK – Total Capital Ratio (%), Q1 2014 – Q2 2017 25
    Figure 5: The UK – Total Capital of Banks (EUR Billions), Q1 2014 – Q2 2017 25
    Figure 6: The UK – Government Deficit (%), 2012 and 2016 26
    Figure 7: The UK – Household Debt-and-price-to-Disposable-Income Ratio, 2000–2016 27
    Figure 8: The UK – Real Estate Transactions (Thousands), 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 28
    Figure 9: The UK – Old Age Dependency Ratio (%), 2016 and 2050 31
    Figure 10: The UK – Gini Coefficient and Relative Poverty, 2014 33
    Figure 11: The UK – Government Funding of R&D (%), 2015 36
    Figure 12: The UK – Product Market Regulations, 2008 vs 2013 39
    Figure 13: The UK – FDI Restrictiveness Index, 2016 40
    Figure 14: The UK – Political Events Timeline 46
    Figure 15: The UK – Key Political Figures, 2018 47
    Figure 16: The UK – Composition of Legislature, 2017 49
    Figure 17: The UK – Historical GDP Growth (%), 2006–2016 53
    Figure 18: The UK – GDP and GDP Growth Rate ($ Trillion), 2011–2021f 55
    Figure 19: The UK – Economic Contribution to GDP by Sector (%), 2016 56
    Figure 20: The UK – Agricultural Output (£ Billion), 2011–2016 57
    Figure 21: The UK – Industrial Output (£ Billion), 2011–2016 58
    Figure 22: The UK – Service Sector Output (£ Billion), 2011–2016 59
    Figure 23: The UK – External Trade Position ($ Billion), 2012–2016 60
    Figure 24: The UK – Consumer Price Index and Consumer Price Index-Based Inflation (%), 2011–2021f 61
    Figure 25: The UK – Unemployment (Millions), 2011–2021f 62
    Figure 26: The UK – Population by Age and Gender (as Percentage of the Total Population), 2016 64
    Figure 27: The UK – Major Religions (%), 2011 65
    Figure 28: The UK – Total Healthcare Expenditure ($ Billion), 2009–2015 67
    Figure 29: The UK – Public Education Expenditure ($ Billion), 2011–2016 68
    Figure 30: The UK – Internet Users (Millions), 2012–2016 70
    Figure 31: The UK – Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons) and Growth (%), 2008–2015 75

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