Last year, Chancellor George Osborne set out his vision to create a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ as a means of addressing the north-south economic divide. Figures from the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) give a detailed insight into differences in employee growth between the north and south.
The prominence of China in the global economy has changed markedly over the last 20 years. China’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has been growing by around 10% a year between 1993 and 2013, compared with the global average of 2.8%. The GDP of China has increased from $0.44 trillion to $9.24 trillion in 2013.
Climate change and sustainable energy have generated an increasing amount of media, public and political debate in the UK during recent years. This article, part of a series of UK Perspectives providing an overview of the nation over the last three decades, presents some key statistics relating to national energy and emissions trends.