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Needs non-British sources
"The economy of the United Kingdom is highly developed and market-oriented." Both of the terms "highly-developed" and "market-oriented" are weasel terms. For one Britian is a monarchy, and therefore its economy is far from "highly-developed"—its wealth comes from other nations, not from its own market power. And naturally as a monarchy it doesn't really have a "market economy" it has a "sovereign" economy. And though British sources might tout Britain being a "highly-developed" "market economy," reliable sources would have to come from somewhere else. -Inowen (nlfte) 20:55, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
- Yes, here is another source: https://www.tresor.economie.gouv.fr/Pays/GB/presentation-de-l-economie-britannique
- British economy is the 5th world GDP, and GDP per inhabitant is close to the French one;
- It is also the second GDP from the EU, till now;
- British economy is focused on service (79% in 2017);
- British economy has a relative limited involvement of the state (44% GDB, between USA 38 and France 57), with involvement of the state to support the NHS and the banks;
- British economy is dependent on London economy (24%);
- The value of the Britsih pound only decrease by 19% with during the Brexit negotiations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:31, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
According to the Global Financial Centers Index, London is the financial centre of the UK. Not the City of London or Canary Wharf; London. Unless anyone can present reliable sources to the contrary? Would also point out Economy of the United States, which has New York as the US financial centre, not Manhattan; and Economy of Japan has Tokyo, not Marunouchi... Firebrace (talk) 13:02, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
"Economy of the European Union" vs "Economy of the United Kingdom"
"Economy of the European Union" states "The European Union economy consists of an internal market of mixed economies based on free market and advanced social models." "Economy of the United Kingdom" states "The economy of the United Kingdom is highly developed and market-orientated."
I was just wondering how far is the UK from the EU or the EU of the UK, in terms of mixed economies, free market, and market-orientated. That is what kind of things makes such economy like this and such other economy like that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
2020 section - remove forecasts
In the 2020 section it says "... estimation that the economy could shrink by 35% in Q2 2020". Should this sentence be removed, I don't think an article summarising the UK economy should include estimates or forecasts that do not link to subsequent actions or results (ie it is OK to include a reported estimate if followed with an actual outcome or some change in policy). Wikipedia:NOTFUTURE John a s (talk) 23:05, 28 April 2020 (UTC)