The economic history of the United Kingdom deals with the economic history of England and Great Britain from 1500 to the early 21st century. (For earlier periods see Economy of England in the Middle Ages and Economic history of Scotland). After becoming one of the most prosperous economic regions in Europe between 1600 and 1700, Britain led the industrial revolution and dominated the European and world economy during the 19th century. It was the major innovator in machinery such as steam engines (for pumps, factories, railway locomotives and steamships), textile equipment, and tool-making. It invented the railway system and built much of the equipment used by other nations. As well it was a leader in international and domestic banking, entrepreneurship, and trade. It built a global British Empire. After 1840, it abandoned mercantilism and practised "free trade," with no tariffs or quotas or restrictions. The powerful Royal Navy protected its global holdings, while its legal … [Read more...] about Economic history of the United Kingdom
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Central to any discussion on the future of vehicles is energy and how it is stored. Many of the conversations centre around existing technology for battery power, and are based on “known knowns” in 2018. To make any sensible progress it’s important to base assumptions on reality but before embarking on any energy project it’s worth considering how much battery power has developed in recent years compared to that which might have been anticipated. There are laws of physics that dictate there will be no short-cuts available when it comes to moving parts transporting a certain weight along a given surface but there may be mitigating variables. For example, as futurist and CEO of think tank Fast Future Rohit Talwar points out, there are alternatives. Wireless charging happens with phones and it’s entirely possible that it could apply to the world of vehicles. Solar roads may become a reality and more important, and then there are the energy and resources that … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Imagine more energy
Donald Trump has slipped down the rankings of America’s richest people, sliding 11 spots in the past 12 months to be named the 259th wealthiest person in the United States. Before Mr Trump launched his presidential campaign, he was ranked by Forbes, in their 2014 listing of the 400 richest Americans, as being the 122nd richest. He announced his bid for the White House in June 2015; by October of that year he had slid to being the 138th richest. In October 2016, when he was in the final stages of the presidential campaign, he was ranked 156th on the list. And by last year his place in the league had slipped further: the New York billionaire, by then in the White House, was 248th. Mr Trump’s wealth, however, has remained constant over the past year – despite his dropping down the list, as other billionaires became wealthier and overtook him. According to Forbes Mr Trump is worth $3.1 billion (£2.4bn). The richest person on this … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s ranking on list of America’s wealthiest continues to fall
CHRIS Martin is the face of Coldplay and has put his distinctive vocals to dozens of hits including Trouble, Fix You and Viva La Vida. The singer and his three band mates are regulars on the stage - here's all you need to know. Who is Chris Martin and how old is he? Chris Martin, 41, is from Whitestone, Devon. The singer rose to fame with Coldplay after the band released their first album Parachutes in 2000. They achieved worldwide fame for the album's hit single Yellow which reached number four in the UK charts. Chris has two children, daughter Apple, 13 and son Moses, 11 from his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow. What is Chris Martin's net worth? Chris has a reported net worth of around $90 million (£69 million) thanks to the bands success and world tours. However Chris revealed last year he gives 10 per cent of his earnings to 28 different charities. In fact, the band share 10 per cent of their $475 million net worth with the charitable organisations located around the globe. Who is … [Read more...] about How old is Chris Martin, who’s his girlfriend Dakota Johnson and when was the singer married to Gwyneth Paltrow?
Alex Massie 19 June 2018 3:04 PM 19 June 2018 3:04 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Brexit must happen. Of course it must, for the people have decreed it should and, in this instance, their command cannot, as it can be in other circumstances, be countermanded. That leaves ample room for argument over the precise shape of Brexit – for it turns out there are many kinds of Brexit – but the essence of the matter is clear: Brexit must mean Brexit. It is possible to be sanguine about this and to recognise that even as the net impact of Brexit is likely to be negative in an economic sense, some sectors of the economy may benefit from it. In many areas, there is undoubtedly an opportunity to do some things differently and, who knows and with some luck, perhaps even do them better. The sky may darken; it should not fall. But there is, once again, a difference between Brexit and Brexiteers. The action is forgivable, the people … [Read more...] about Brexit has become England’s white whale