Official data, new light

GDP and special events in history

A number of events in recent history can be associated with having had an impact on the UK economy, including the London 2012 Olympics. The event was not only a medal-winning success for the UK; there was an increase in visitor spending and output in industries such as food and beverages.

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How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?

The UK is ranked 6th out of the seven countries that form the G7 (a group of large developed economies) for healthcare expenditure as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ONS’s new internationally-comparable “health accounts” show that the UK’s total healthcare spending in 2014 was £179 billion, or 9.9% of GDP.

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