The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge. (Source: Wikipedia)

Economy

According to the Wikipedia; the economy of the United Kingdom is a highly developed market-oriented economy. It is the fifth-largest national economy in the world measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP), ninth-largest measured by purchasing power parity(PPP), and nineteenth-largest measured by GDP per capita, comprising 3.9% of world GDP. It is the second-largest economy in the European Union by both metrics.

In 2016, the UK was the tenth-largest goods exporter in the world and the fifth-largest goods importer. It also had the second-largest inward foreign direct investment and the third-largest outward foreign direct investment. The UK is one of the most globalized economies, and it is composed of (in descending order of size) the economies of EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland. Education, health and social work

 Education, health and social work

 According to The Blue Book 2013 the education sector added gross value of £84,556 million in 2011 whilst human health and social work activities added £104,026 million in 2011.

In the UK the majority of the healthcare sector consists of the state-funded and operated National Health Service (NHS), which accounts for over 80% of all healthcare spending in the UK and has a workforce of around 1.7 million, making it the largest employer in Europe, and putting it amongst the largest employers in the world The NHS operates independently in each of the four constituent countries of the UK. The NHS in England is by far the largest of the four parts and had a turnover of £92.5 billion in 2008.

In 2007/08 higher education institutions in the UK had a total income of £23 billion and employed a total of 169,995 staff. In 2007/08 there were 2,306,000 higher education students in the UK (1,922,180 in England, 210,180 in Scotland, 125,540 in Wales and 48,200 in Northern Ireland).

So much to be said about the United Kingdom but would leave it brief as in above and would suggest one makes a trip there for an experience for whatever reason be it tourism, business, study etc.

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