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The United Kingdom: England
Unanswered questions
Cumbria county council confirms 1800 jobs will be cut
Bank of England liquidity auctions
probed by fraud office

England, the United Kingdom and Great Britain
The United Kingdom is a country formed by 4 other countries:
Northern Ireland
Although at the eyes of the international community the UK represent a whole country, each country is considered as a an individual and sovereign

Each nation has its:
own borders
own traditions
own flag
own political leader



Northern Ireland:
Prime ministers and parliaments:
The house of Lords and The house of Commons
PRIME MINISTER: Hon Carwyn Jones
The Cabinet and The Counsel General
The Scottish Parliament
PRIME MINISTER: Peter D. Robinson
Junior Ministers and departmental ministers
For better understanding...
The first 2 minutes
Britons, British, English
Ethnic groups
: white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7%
: English and regional languages
: Christian 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2%
; 63,742,977

Official flag
Political map
5 important dates
Early May Bank Holiday
(first Monday in May)

end of the winter and almost at the beginning of summer
celebrates the hope for the fertility of the land and basically to wish the season to be great
a particular tradition is people dancing shown in the picture below
Social stratification
(The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained:video , 2011)
(Scotland, 2015) (Welsh government, 2015) (Gov.uk, 2015) (Northern Ireland Executive, 2015)
St George's Day
(April 23)
St Georges is patron saint of England.
England national day
People place a red rose in the button hole
Parades and festivals
The Queen's birthday
June 13th
The Queen's real birthday is on April 21st
Since 1748, it has been a tradition to celebrate the queen or king birthday on June
A military parade known as Trooping the Colour is held in London, attended by the Royal Family.
(educationuk,org, 2015)
(educationuk.org, 2015)
Notting Hill Carnival
July 31st
Held in West London
Europe’s biggest street festival
Colourful floats and dancers in flamboyant costumes
Music from salsa to reggae
Caribbean food from street stalls
(educationuk.org, 2015)
The UK has a
constitutional monarchy
Combines a monarch head of state and a parliamentary system
Considered a democracy in practice
The Queen is considered the head of state
She does not have a lot of political power
In England
The power resides in the Prime Minister and the the Parliament
Just as any other country that belongs to the UK
How is the government run?
The Prime Minister:
Head of state, the power of decision making resides on him
The Deputy Prime Minister:
Deputy head of government
The cabinet:
Senior members of the government
Divided into to two Houses

House of Lords
House of Commons
3 main political parties:

Other political parties

Green Party
Scottish National Party
Plaid Cymru
British National Party
UK independence Party

Queen Elizabeth the II
God save the Queen!
David Cameron
prime minister
Nick Clegg
deputy prime minster
(Gov.uk, 2015)
(The Telegraph, 2014)
Political rights
Freedom of
Expression and Belief
Personal Autonomy
and Individual Rights
Associational and Organizational Rights
Civil rights
(Freedom House, 2015)
Functioning of Government
Political Pluralism and Participation
Nowadays, England is isn't in a state of war
Although it has been always known for declaring Germany the war after Hitler refused to retreat for Poland-WWII

England is conflict about the Falkland Island with Argentina
(Eyes witness history, 2015)
Unknwon [BrainwaveCreative] (4/05/2010) British Political History Condensed [video] Retrieved from: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNvtTAgnzRo
"How government works" (2015)
Retrieved from: https://www.gov.uk/government/how-government-works#how-governement-is-run
Steven Swinford. (2015, April). The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/11548217/SNP-threatens-to-block-defence-spending-unless-Trident-is-scrapped.html

Unknown [UK Parliament] (25/06/14) How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds [video] Retrieved from: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbLTwQwXqWc
"Political issues and debates" (2015)
Parliament UK
Retrieved from: http://www.parliament.uk/education/about-your-parliament/current-affairs-and-political-debates/
Paul Whiteley (2014)
Progress online
Retrieved from: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2011/01/27/who-are-the-liberal-democrats/
"UK political parties list" (2014)
The Telegraph
Retrieved from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/party-policy/7560271/UK-political-parties-list.html

Eyes Witness History. (2015). Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces Britain's declaration of war on Germany, September 3, 1939 . Obtenido de Eyes Witness History: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/vocham.htm

Freedom House. (2015). United kIngdom. Obtenido de Freedom House: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2015/united-kingdom#.VTRRC_mUc1Y
(CIA world fact book, 2015)
Team conclusion
Production Factors:
Economic Systems:
Per Capita Income:
Unemployment Rate:
Inflation Rate:
Central Bank:
It has large coal, natural gas, and oil resources. Also, services like banking, insurance, and business affect the economy (CIA, 2015).
England has a combined economic system having an flowing contribution from both the private and the government sector.
England also functions with a capitalist system.
(Economy Watch, 2010)
The actual GDP is 2522.26
(Trading economics, 2015)
37955.11 US dollars
Protests & Social Stability:
(Trading economics, 2015)
Creative Economy
"The fastest growing business in the world"
(The Creative Economy, 2015).
It's the economy that matters, UK voters tell CNN
UK profit warnings rise on low oil price





What could have caused it to happen?
Why it affects the economy of the country?
How it affects the economy of the country?
Why is it important?





What could have caused it to happen?
Election 2015: Nick Clegg in public servants' pay pledge
What could have caused it to happen?
Election 2015: Tories pledge new childcare places
What could have caused it to happen?
• Who:

Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Labour and The Lib Dem.

• What:
Nick Clegg stated that looking forward for the year of 2016 the public sector wages would increase in real terms and they shall be spared from wage cuts due to Liberal Democrat plans, this if the deficit the UK is going through is already dealt with.

• Why:
Nick Clegg expressed that the public sector has suffered enough and that they deserve to have their wages back to normal balances by the year of 2016.
April 21st, 2015 19:07

• Where:

• How:
The Conservative government will produce an extra 600,000 free childcare places, Labour is investing in cancer diagnosis equipment, and the wage of the parliament is decreased since the Labour manifesto states that the budget should go to those with the lower income.
During the year of 2007 and 2008 there was a financial crisis inside of England that contributed in the recent inflation that the UK is going through as also the deficit that has been present in the country. Also as the wage rate increased so did the unemployment rate and this caused discomfort in England's population.
(BBC, 2015)
Has been the head of the Liberal Democrats since the year 2007 as well as the Deputy Prime Minister since 2010. He was introduced to the liberal Parliament in 1999, he is responsible for the creation of one million jobs and for the delivery of £800 tax cut for millions of people.
(Liberal democrats, s.f)
Nick Clegg
Labour party
The labour party started as a parlamentary pressure group that evolved to be a membership party through the 1920s and 1930s. It modernized its campaigns in the 80s and later on, in 1997, included 101 women MPs. It has been in power 23 years out of one hundred that it has been active. Its prioritary mission is to create a lasting progressive future social, political and economical future for the British.
Relationship: Freedom Index (Civil rights)

April 2015

The prime minister pledges more good things that will benefit the workers with young children if he returns into the power but the other parties like the Labor and Liberal party disagree in the way he will do it and are planning to to it different.

He said he will put approximately 600,000 new free childcare places so the parents can go to work. It would be funded by reducing tax relief on pension contributions.

David Cameron, the prime minister and the Conservative party

He have had more experience because he is the current prime minister and he knows what has always being a struggle. With this proposal he says that will make a huge difference and he wants return to the power so he can make possible this idea even though the other parties do not believe in it.
Cameron pledged this because the government noticed that the families are having trouble because they need to go to work so the only choice is to pay for a childcare which cost a lot so it provoking that they were lack of money.
This proposal was criticized by the other parties. Indeed the Labor and the liberal party a similar idea but they have a different way of handling the idea.
For example the Liberal party wants to early-years education too.
David Cameron
He is the leader of the Conservative party of Britain and won the election of prime minister in 2010.
Cameron is important because is the one who is pledging this new free childcare places and is worried about the citizens of the country. He is proposing many ideas so he could won and make them possible.

(biography.com, 2015)

(BBC, 2015)

Tristram Hunt
He is the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and the shadow education secretary.
He was the one who said that this idea will not work because there are many variable that they are not considering and said that the Labour party has a better idea that really will make a difference.

(theguardian.com, 2015)

Relationship: Political Parties
Elections are heading and every single contestant is preparing for it. They are making pledges in which they explain what they will do if elected and actually help people, but it is merely a way to win voters, to have a good image
this social class owns a low economical lever as well as a low social and cultural capital.
Traditional working class:
the average age is older than the other classes. They are low on the three capitals although they are not the poorest.
Emergent service workers:
This new class has low economic capital but has high levels of 'emerging' cultural capital and high social capital. This group are young and often found in urban areas.
Technical Middle Class:
This is a new, small class with high economic capital but seem less culturally engaged. They have relatively few social contacts and so are less socially engaged.
New Affluent Workers:
This class has medium levels of economic capital and higher levels of cultural and social capital. They are a young and active group.
Established Middle Class:
Members of this class have high levels of all three capitals although not as high as the Elite. They are a gregarious and culturally engaged class.
This is the most privileged class in Great Britain who have high levels of all three capitals. Their high amount of economic capital sets them apart from everyone else.

(Independent, 2013)
SNP threatens to block defence spending unless Trident is scrapped
What could have caused it to happen?
SNP is a party that wants more rights for Scotland and for the United Kingdom, not only for England, but they strongly disagree with the use of many taxes and with the government spending money in things they consider irrelevant. (Steven Swinford, 2015)
Relationship: State of war and Political System
Why do they need a nuclear program if not for war? If the UK really has no interest in any conflicts why is it necesary a defense
Britain's election: rise of Scottish and English nationalists threatens old order
What could have caused it to happen?

April 6, and the elections are on May 7, 2015

With the upcoming elections, England is being threatened to go back to a government as the one they many years ago where politicians only seek the highest position, which is the prime minister, who has in his hands a great political power.

Voters are bailing on the two main parties, the Conservatives and Labour.

The Conservative prime minister and his Labour challenger.

The current Conservative prime minister, David Cameron and Ed Miliband are in competition for the highest position in British politics.
Being prime minister is the position that all political aim in England, he is responsible for making decisions and must be the head of the executive branch of government.
(HistoryLearningSite.co.uk, 2014).

England does not have a separated system with legislative, judicial and executive branches of government; this is why the prime minister basically has all the power in politics.
(White, 2015).
Relationship: Political Figures
The prime minister is the one who takes all the important decisions including the ones that will contribute to the welfare of the citizens, and there have been many proposals including this one. It has always existed competence between parties producing problems and disagreements, and different way of handling the ideas which influence in decision of the election of the prime minister.
David Cameron
He is the current Conservative prime minister.
His role is to be in charge of everything that happens in England politics.
He is important in this new because he is part of one of the most important parties and he is trying to get the post of prime minister.
(David Cameron, 2015).
Ed Miliband
He is the current Leader of the Labour Party and also Leader of the Opposition.
“In politics you don’t just have to fight, you have to know whose side you are on”.
He is also a politician Leader of the second most important party, and wants to be named prime minister after this years elections.
(Ed Miliband, 2015).
Five important facts
England's population has the highest obesity rate of the European Union with 22.3% of men and 23% of women.
The class system of the country is mostly ruled by manners and and background ( family, education...) instead of money.
England owns the largest tea per capita of the world, that is 22 percent more than the American or the French and 2.5 times more than Japan.
Public schools in England are very expesive and exclusive private schools and ordinary schools are free, they are called state schools.
British police do not carry guns unless it is an emergency.

April 2015
SNP would vote against Commons measures with authorise spending by government departments.
Stewart Hosie, Nicola Sturgeon
and the SNP party.
What and why it happened?
The SNP is prepared to block all government spending on Britain's Trident nuclear defence program, this happened because they said they prefer to use that money in other committees and they disagree with Trident program.
(Steven Swinford, 2015)
Both are part of the SNP party. They are against the Trident and are fighting for Scotland’s rights and want the best for their country and the United Kingdom, but many people disagree with them. Which is the importance to be in this new? It is important because elections in England are going to happen soon, and since they have these kind of political issues, people can polarize with one party or idea and they can vote without being informed. (Steven Swinford, 2015)
Stewart Hosie
Nicola Sturgeon
Men who rescued baby from River Severn in Shrewsbury honoured
Where?: Shropshire
When?: 13 February
What?: A baby was rescued from a river
Who?: Andy Hill, James Williams and Mickey Bramall.
How?: Andy Hill, James Williams jumped to the river while Mickey Bramall went for a lifebuoy.
Why?: Because if they had not save the baby, she would have died.
Where?: Cumbria, England
When?: February 2015
Who?: The Cumbria Country Council
What happened?: The Cumbria Country Council announced that 1,800 jobs will be cut over the next three years and that the council taxes will rise 1.99 percent to mitigate the impact and to be able to deliver the services.
Why it happened?: This decision was made in order to make budget savings of £83m.
How?: Reorganizing the way it is run bringing the savings.
General information
Since England has a constitutional monarchy this causes a lot of problems because even though they have the queen, the ones that really take the decisions are the politicians, but England is facing many problems with Scotland so in time of elections there have been a lot of arguments between different parties. (Steven Swinford, 2015)
Important actors
Dave Armstrong Unison's North West regional organizer was the one who said that this cut will damage their local economy even though the rise of taxes.The council will have halved in size since 2010. (BBC, 2015)

Patricia bell Leader and Cabinet member responsible for resources was the one who say that the priority is to protect the services. And that this will be difficult so what they need is to working in a different way, delivering services in new ways, to get more volunteers and to work together.

Politicians are making and effort for improving life of citizens. They are emphasizing in the wages part. Stating people deserve to increase wages in real terms
All of this money is coming from the wage reduction of the wage of the parlament
The Crumbia Country Council announced that they had to make budget savings of 83m to be stable in economy.
Social aspects
White, M. (2015, April 7). Britain's election: Rise of Scottish and English nationalists threatens old order. Retrieved April from

The Prime Minister and British Politics. (2014). Retrieved from

David Cameron. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.conservatives.com/ourteam/david_cameron.aspx

Ed Miliband. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.labour.org.uk/people/detail/ed-miliband

The Battle For Number 10. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/the-battle-for-number-10

Eyes Witness History. (2015). Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces Britain's declaration of war on Germany, September 3, 1939 . Obtenido de Eyes Witness History: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/vocham.htm

Freedom House. (2015). United kIngdom. Obtenido de Freedom House: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2015/united-kingdom#.VTRRC_mUc1Y

Unknwon [BrainwaveCreative] (4/05/2010) British Political History Condensed [video] Retrieved from: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNvtTAgnzRo
"How government works" (2015)
Retrieved from: https://www.gov.uk/government/how-government-works#how-governement-is-run
Steven Swinford. (2015, April). The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/11548217/SNP-threatens-to-block-defence-spending-unless-Trident-is-scrapped.html

Unknown [UK Parliament] (25/06/14) How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds [video] Retrieved from: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbLTwQwXqWc
"UK political parties list" (2014)
The Telegraph
Retrieved from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/party-policy/7560271/UK-political-parties-list.html
"Political issues and debates" (2015)
Parliament UK
Retrieved from: http://www.parliament.uk/education/about-your-parliament/current-affairs-and-political-debates/
Paul Whiteley (2014)
Progress online
Retrieved from: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2011/01/27/who-are-the-liberal-democrats/
"Labour and Conservative parties" (2014) Encyclopedia Britanica Retrieved from: http://global.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/133481/Conservative-Party
BBC. (2015). Election 2015: Tories pledge new childcare places. Obtenido de BBC NEWS: http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2015-32407934
biography.com. (2015). David Cameron Biograpghy. Obtenido de biography.com: http://www.biography.com/people/david-cameron-39203
theguardian.com. (2015). Tristram Hunt. Obtenido de The guardian : http://www.theguardian.com/profile/tristramhunt
Mail Online [Abel]. (2015, Abril 14). [Cameron 'We will double universal childcare for working parents'
]. Recuperado de https : //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbSJZibEp4c

Election 2015: Nick Clegg in public servants' pay pledge. (2015, 04 14). Retrieved from BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2015-32406128
History of the Labour Party. (n.d.). Retrieved from Labour: http://www2.labour.org.uk/history_of_the_labour_party
Nick Clegg. (n.d.). Retrieved from Liberal Democrats: http://www.libdems.org.uk/nick_clegg

Important actors
James Williams:
He was the man who jumped straight into the water even though the dangerous it could be. He had struggles because she was strapped in a pushchair but he safe her.
The grandmother was walking alongside when the river and strong gust of wind pushed the pram with a 6-month-old baby, felling down into the river.
Important highlights
Di Steer:
The Chief Executive Officer of Royal Life Saving Society UK was the one who think that the three of them deserved to be recognized because not everybody does that.
(rlss.org.uk, 2014)

Queen Elizabeth II
Easter Monday, April 6
It is the last day in a four day weekend.
Some places have egg rolling competitions, parades, dancing fairs or special sport competitions.
Hallaton and Melbourne hold a bottle kicking match.
Comes from a medieval fest called Hocktied.
(Timeanddate, 2015)

History marks the course of the people's culture and behavior
the country's creativity.
Social groups
As a team we were able to realize just how complicated a politic system of a country can be, specially after investigating the UK system and the England's.

It was very interesting to learn about how this works and to know that this comes from a long time ago, and although it has its flaws this political system still is present and still working, and even more important England (UK) still represent one of the most powerful countries in the world, and a great example of a democracy, although officially is not.
Minority groups
Why it affects the economy of the country?
Why is it important?
United Kingdom
All five members of the panel acknowledge on the economy's important role but could not say a solution on how to handle it.
Conservative Pauline Neville-Jones, Labour's Chris Bryant, Liberal Democrat David Steel, Humza Yousaf of the Scottish National Party (SNP), and the UK Independence Party (UKIP)'s Louise Bours
Through a debate, important representatives picked the most important issue in the country. Economy was the result with 54.5% of the votes.
Because people are realizing that in order to get improvement, they need to start by getting the best economy possible.
Economy has always been matter of great importance, since it affects everyone live in the country. For this reason the people who vote are considering the economic contributions of each candidate before making a decision.
Lilian Neville-Jones
*Was a member of the panel.
*She belongs to the Conservative Party.
*She pointed out the public's tendency to take the economy for granted, and justified that "Now that it's functioning well, we're not so worried about it. Earlier on, when we first came in to government, people were extremely worried"(CNN, 2015).

The voters
"The economy affects us all, it's our employment, it's our future"
(Parliament.uk, 2015).
They consider how their decision is going to affect the economy before considering other issues.
Each candidate gave an argument to the public showing what was their position on the issue of the country's economy.
The people are looking for the option that best suits the country's economy, they are not going to settle for having a good economy, because they want to see more results.
With the chosen candidate it will be implemented the economy and the proposals that he had, which can be for better or can lead to a significant economic change.
People see the economy as issue number one, so they expect the candidates to bring amazing results.
(Jones, 2015).
Jones, B. (2015). It's the economy that matters, UK voters tell CNN - CNN.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015, from http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/24/europe/cnn-uk-election-debate/
The Creative Economy. (2015). Retrieved April 26, 2015, from http://www.creativeeconomy.com/index.htm
Baroness Neville-Jones. (2015). Retrieved April 26, 2015, from http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/lords/baroness-neville-jones/3840
CIA. (2015). Retrieved from The World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html

Economy Watch. (2010). Economy Watch. Retrieved from http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/england
Trading Economics. (2015). United Kingdom GDP per capita . Obtenido de Trading Economics: http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/gdp-per-capita
The Bank of England (2015).About the Bank. Retrieved from http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/Pages/default.aspx
UK profit warnings rise on low oil price, says EY - BBC News. (2015). Retrieved April 26, 2015, from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32472570
Social aspects
Gender division of work
Social role by age
Through the first months of 2015.
Profit warnings from UK-listed companies rose, the rise was in part due to the low oil price.
UK-listed companies
5.4% of quoted companies issued profit warnings in the period
Growing competitive pressures
The price of oil has an important part of it because it has fallen by more than 40% since 2014. Currently a barrel stands at $65, and at the beginning of this year, it was below $50.
Ernst & Young (EY).
*Company in charge of the report given.

*They are an organization committed to building a better working world committed to building a better working world and greater collaboration.
(EY.com, 2015)
British companies
Like: Eland Oil & Gas, Perenco, Britoil, among others.
Half of the 16 warnings in oil price volatility were made by oil and gas companies.
(BBC, 2015)
EY difference: High-performing teams delivering exceptional client service. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.ey.com/UK/en/About-us
Spickernell, S. (2015, April 26). Low oil prices drive up profit warnings. Retrieved from http://www.cityam.com/214490/low-oil-prices-lead-drive-company-profit-warnings-uk
(Spickernell, 2015)
14 per cent of the UK population are from ethnic minorities.
Experts predict that as a result, by the middle of the century between 20 per cent and 30 per cent of the population (up to 16million people) will be from a minority community.(
Daily Mail,
The largest minority ethnic and racial groups in England
Low-cost oil is reinforcing the demand and it is giving central banks inflation breathing space. But, this recovery is uncertain.
*Black African
*Black Caribbean
This makes a tough environment for companies to plan or invest
This groups suffer of
Examples: Xenophobia, islamophobia
and anti-simitism
In 2011/12, the number of crimes
aggravated by religious hatred or racism in the UK
topped the number of 100 per day. (InterNations,2015)
Social etiquette:
*Speak w. politeness
Food and drinks:
*Importance of pubs
*Fish and chips+curry
B-pop: that refers to the incoming pop music form Britain.
Indie music: Alternative music, consider more a concept of thinking.
Mods: Jazz, blues and so.
Pop Culture
Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to be extended in England
Edward Timpson MP
for Education










Mark Carney
Martin Weale
*He is a Monetary Policy Committee Member.

*"Inflation is likely to stay very low until the sharp fall in oil prices lies more than a year in the past."

*He is acting with the bank, in order to get inflation back to target.
East Sussex, Kent and Medway, Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter, and West Yorkshire.
February 2015
Family Drug and Alcohol Court will open more courts in England.
Family Drug and Alcohol Court
London FDAC will be expanding their branches thanks to the Department for Education.
Because families with at least one parent that has an addiction need help with their kids all over England.
The FDAC is extending because there is a considerable big amount of parents that are addicts to drugs. There is the need in England for all of them to have access to a court case, so their kids have a future insured.
A lot of single mothers, and dysfunctional families. The FDAC is providing help for them so their kids can have a healthy family. As well, they are reducing the opportunity for a kid to be having alcohol and drugs problems when growing up.
*Is the institution responsible for providing education to addicted parents.

*Is the one who provides foster families while parents go through the intoxication process.
February 18
The Bank of England sees the possibility of keeping the interest rates below 0.5%.
The Bank of England.
Inflation may turn weaker than expected, and this means England will have it fastest growth since 2006.
Inflation could fall below zero thanks to the low oil prices.
*Carney is one of the most important politic figures in England.

*He is the BoE (Bank of England) governor.

* "UK inflation predicted to fall to lowest level in 25 years".
The interest rate is keeping on hold lower than 0.5 percent because inflation fell last month to 0.3 percent. The main reason for this to happen is the decreasing price of oil. So, inflation is likely to stay at a very low rate.
The fact that inflation, interest, and oil price rate is at a very low percentage affects all the population because its affecting all of the country's economy.
Through this semester and the the partial projects that composed it, we were able to identify the most important aspects of the UK referring to its politics, economics and social aspects.
We were able to realize many things about the country overall, and we were capable to comprehend the importance of the UK in the international aspects.
A very interesting thing that we learned was the confusion that it exist around the topic of what the United Kingdom is and the difference between UK and England.
Referring to this same situation, it was amusing to learn about how the British people feel about the situation, making this an important part of the England culture
It is important to clarify that the English people and the rest of the UK does not feel unified and that is why their countries are considered as sovereign.
What is unemployment rate?

29872.00 thousands employed people
and 772.40 thousands of unemployed people of 64.3 million people in England.

What does it means?

Last year, the country had one of the highest numbers in employment and lower in unemployment, this means for England that as years go by, more monetary income comes for the country and the country's economic power increases. But this improvement in their numbers also mean that there exist more social stability, less protests about unemployment and less people migrating to other countries in search for works. However, this also means that people from other parts of the world are coming to England looking for work opportunities.
The inflation rate was recorded at 0.30 percent in January of 2015. (Trading economics, 2015)
England's bank is The United Kingdom Central Bank. It was founded in 1694.
(Bank of England, 2015)
Where? England

When? This year

How? By investigating if staff knew or form part in possible manipulation of auctions they held.

Who? The Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

What and why it happened? The (SFO) is investigating the Bank of England because they are having their doubts lent money to banks during the financial crisis because they think that they were making everybody believe that the market was bigger.
Important actors
Kamal Ahmed
He is a British journalist of BBC who thinks that what happened was that banks exaggerated the value to give the impression of stronger, with or without the permission of Bank of England officials.
Lord Grabiner QC
He is senior barrister, he has being appointed conduct an independent inquiry into the liquidity auctions by the bank because they want to make their own investigations and they think that he is the right one to do this job.
The financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 , the Bank launched a new type of liquidity auction which was called long-term repo open market operations in this liquidity auction the banks were able to put up a wider range of assets against the three-month loans.
This article has relation because is mainly about how the central bank could have controlled some economical aspects in the financial crisis making it worse.
Relation with economical aspects
With this article we cannot know what really happened, but what we are sure is that something was controlled in a bad way coming from the central bank or another bank.
UK unemployment falls to 1.86 million
General information
Where? UK

When? This year

How? Adjusting to Tories' failing plan has left working people £1,600 a year worse off since 2010"

Who? The citizens

What happened? Unemployment has continuing to fall, however; the wage growth exceeding inflation growth in the five years ago.

The total pay before was 2.4% lower, the average earnings including bonuses was 2.1 lower and the number out of work was of 97,000 and everything notably increased now.
*Refers to a violent, and destructive behavior by supporters of association football clubs, including brawling, vandalism and intimidation.

*Anti-establishment views and the promotion of individual freedom.
*The punk subculture is centered on a loud, aggressive genre of rock music called punk rock.

*People who likes their art and music with an alternative or indie edge.

*Focused on British café racer
Motorcycles and Rock'n'Roll music
Important actors
James Sproule
He is the chief economist at the Institute of Directors. He was the economist who said that the wage will go one rising as the competition for talent intensify.
The chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce was the one who said that the youth unemployment was higher that the adult unemployment, and that they will start to look for ways to change it.
David Kern
Are expected to go to school, learn the basic system of the social living, learn to socialize, and learn manners.
The relation of this article with the economical aspects is that this was mainly about the unemployment rate, which has rise but what is strange is that the wage has also rise more than the inflation rate in the few years ago which has been surprisingly good.
Are expected to go through high-school and so on, until they take the SAT exam.
Teens can start to apply for simple jobs, so they can win experience.
Young adults:
Study a Major in a university
They are expected to start to contribute to the society = work.
Relation with economical aspects
Contribute to society, meaning: working, apply to the rules, pay taxes, etc.
Form a family (if is the case) and if so, teach manners, etiquette, social behavior, etc.
Elderly people:
Help in families, pass knowledge through generations.
We can conclude with this article that in UK even though the unemployment rate has grown, the salary rise, thank of that the economy has not resent as it should.
In England, gender division of work is delimited by the occidental society,and as we already know, there is a type of discrimination in this society where women receive less payment than men for the same work, and in the occidental society, there are many paradigms that tend to make women specialize more in emotional, caring services in the health, social work and education sectors, such as being nurses, teachers, secretarial occupations, social workers, psychologists, nanny, etc. In Western society women also do unpaid works in the home such as being housewives and moms. On the other hand, men tend to work in business, engineering, hard manual labor,industries, etc. Also according to our society, men should work for more hours because they are the money providers. (Elizabeth Washbrook, 2007)
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0-14 years:
17.3% (male 5,660,891/female 5,380,448

15-24 years:
12.6% (male 4,116,859/female 3,945,146)

25-54 years:
41% (male 13,299,731/female 12,843,937)

55-64 years:
11.5% (male 3,621,110/female 3,702,717)

65+ years:
17.3% (male 4,990,024/female 6,182,114)
(BBC, 2015)
(BBC, 2015)
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*He is the man who is appealing to the court in order for this to treat more cases.

*Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.

*"Importantly, FDAC has the support of parents themselves, which is crucial to its success."

In conclusion, we learned as a team a lot about England. It was interesting to realize that by searching information from this country, is possible to also learn from other cultures around the world that are part of England's society.
Thorough history, England has always been one of the most important countries, and the innovation in their actions reflect in history.
With history, British people has been able to crate an identity that influence all the social and economic sectors of the country.
We can conclude that we can learn a lot from different countries, their culture, government, traditions, among other things.
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