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UK and its territories: Government stats

Definitions

  • Democracy > Civil and political liberties: Civil and political liberties
    Units: Index Ranging from 7 (High Levels of Liberties) to 1 (Low
    Units: This is the average of two indicators - civil liberties and political liberties.

  • Democracy > Democratic institutions rating: Democratic institutions
    Units: Scale ranging from -10 (autocratic) to +10 (democratic)
  • Diplomatic representation in the US > Chancery: This entry includes the chief of mission, chancery, telephone, FAX, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber occupied by women.
  • Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient: Burden of customs procedure, WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient). Burden of Customs Procedure measures business executives' perceptions of their country's efficiency of customs procedures. The rating ranges from 1 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater efficiency. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Respondents evaluated the efficiency of customs procedures in their country. The lowest score (1) rates the customs procedure as extremely inefficient, and the highest score (7) as extremely efficient.
  • Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number: Start-up procedures to register a business (number). Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production.
  • Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million: Start-up procedures to register a business (number). Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Time required to register property > Days: Time required to register property (days). Time required to register property is the number of calendar days needed for businesses to secure rights to property.
  • Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years: Time to resolve insolvency (years). Time to resolve insolvency is the number of years from the filing for insolvency in court until the resolution of distressed assets.
  • Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Total businesses registered > Number: Total businesses registered. Because of underreporting of firms that have closed or exited, especially in developing countries, the data on total registered firms may be biased upward.
  • Total businesses registered > Number per 1000: Total businesses registered. Because of underreporting of firms that have closed or exited, especially in developing countries, the data on total registered firms may be biased upward. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT BRITISH TOTAL BRITISH AVERAGE DATES
Democracy > Civil and political liberties 5.5
65% more than average
2001
Democracy > Democratic institutions rating 10
3 times more than average
1999
Democracy > Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.987
2% more than average
2005
Diplomatic representation in the US > Chancery 3,100
33% more than average
2013
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ 478.91 billion$
10% of surveyed countries
478.91 billion$
15 times more than average
2005
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament 19.7%
19% more than average
2006
Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient 5.1
0% of surveyed countries
5.1
25% more than average
2012
Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number 6
0% of surveyed countries
6
18% less than average
2013
Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million 0.0949
114 times less than average
2012
Red tape > Time required to register property > Days 21.5
0% of surveyed countries
21.5
2 times less than average
2013
Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days 12
0% of surveyed countries
12
2 times less than average
2013
Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years 1
0% of surveyed countries
1
3 times less than average
2013
Time required to start a business > Days 18 days
3 times less than average
2006
Total businesses registered > Number 2.02 million
3% of surveyed countries
2.02 million
2 times more than average
2003
Total businesses registered > Number per 1000 33.86
42% less than average
2003

Citation

"British Government Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/UK-and-its-territories/Government