The Economic Environment

  • Robert Bacon
  • George Sayer Bain
  • John Pimlott


Statistics on the level of income and wealth of the economy of the United Kingdom present an overall picture in terms of frequently used concepts. Precise definitions of these concepts, although well known to economists, are not so well known to others and Section 1 of this chapter therefore defines and explains the various statistics and concepts which are used later. Section 2 presents statistics on the national income and its recipients. Section 3 presents statistics on the amounts spent by the various sectors of the economy. Section 4 presents statistics on the distribution of income and Section 5 gives some statistics on wealth in the economy. Section 6 summarises the main trends in the statistics.


National Income Lorenz Curve BRITISH Society Total Wealth Blue Book 
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  • Robert Bacon
  • George Sayer Bain
  • John Pimlott

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