Britain in 1970

  • P. J. Sidey
Part of the The Nation Today book series (NATO)


Britain’s first truly National Plan was produced, some say in too great a hurry, in 1965. Stripped to its essentials, it said that by 1970 the country should increase its total economic wealth by £8,210 million. About a quarter of this extra wealth would be needed to put right the economic illnesses from which Britain was suffering; the rest would be available for making life sweeter. The rise would mean a 25% increase in national output in five years. Personal spending would go up. For every £4 the man in the street had in 1964, he would (if the Plan were right) have £5 in 1970.


National Plan Annual Average Growth Rate Public Opinion Poll National Output General Happiness 
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© P. J. Sidey 1967

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