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UK No Longer Has Economic Freedom 2008-05-15

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Money, Statistics.
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Britain has slipped out of the ranks of fully “free” countries in this year’s Heritage Index of Economic Freedom, reflecting the sharp rise in the tax burden and ballooning state sector.

The country has continued to slide down the league under Gordon Brown’s economic management, falling from fifth to tenth place over the last two years.

Britain has now been overtaken by Canada, Chile, Switzerland, Australia, and the United States of America. (more…)

Old Mums at Record High 2008-05-01

Posted by clype in Health, Statistics.
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The conception rate for women aged 40 and over in ‘England & wales’ has reached a ‘record high’, according to ‘The Office for National Statistics‘ (‘The ONS’) (more…)