A Project Report On: |
United Kingdom |
A Overview Of U.K. 3
Economy overview 4
State of e-Marketing in U.K. 5
Most pressing regulatory issues 6
Assessment of e-Business Opportunities 8
A Overview Of U.K.
The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France.
Capital city: London
Total area: 244 820 km²
Population: 61.7 million
Currency: pound sterling
The United Kingdom (UK) consists of England, Wales, Scotland (who together make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. The main chamber of parliament is the lower house, the House of Commons, which has 646 members elected by universal suffrage. About 700 people are eligible to sit in the upper house, the House of Lords, including life peers, hereditary peers, and bishops. There is a Scottish parliament in Edinburgh with wide-ranging local powers, and a Welsh Assembly in Cardiff which has more limited authority for Welsh affairs but can legislate in some areas.
The English account for more than 80% of the population. The Scots make up nearly 10% and the Welsh and Northern Irish most of the rest. The UK is also home to diverse immigrant communities, mainly from its former colonies in the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Africa.
The economy - one of the largest in the EU - is increasingly services-based although it maintains industrial capacity in high-tech and other sectors. The City of London is a world centre for financial services.
Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs. The UK has large coal, natural gas, and oil resources, but its oil and natural gas reserves are declining and the UK became a net importer of energy in 2005. Services, particularly banking, insurance, and...