UK Economic History

A look at different aspects of UK economic history, concentrating on the different decades of the Twenty and Twenty-First Century. Includes histories of particular sectors, such as housing and the coal industry.

Post war economy

Recessions

Devaluations

Sectors of the economy

Statistics

History of Inflation 

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Unemployment history


National debt

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Economic growth

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UK real GDP since 1955. Increase in national output

 

Manufacturing Share of the economy

manufacturing share of gdp

Balance of payments

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UK current account

Interest rates

interest rates 1900-2011

Historical interest rates in the UK

Other articles

  • 1980s – The Thatcher era gave us two deep recessions, an experiment with monetarism mass unemployment, broke the power of trades and one of the most memorable booms of post-war Britain.

US economic history

Ireland

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