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Economies of the UK islands

Published Friday, May 4, 2018

MPs will debate Government policy on 'Economies of UK islands' on Wednesday 9 May 2018 in Westminster Hall at 9.30am. The debate will be led by Alan Mak MP

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This briefing presents some information on the economies of UK islands. After presenting the islands and statistics included in this briefing and then a discussion on the economic issues facing islands, information is provided on: population; income; people claiming unemployment benefits; broadband connectivity; commuter flows; ferry statistics; and the Coastal Communities Fund.

The scope of this briefing encompasses islands of the UK only. It therefore does not include information on UK Crown Dependencies nor UK Overseas Territories.


Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0112

Authors: Daniel Harari; Jennifer Brown; Carl Baker; Richard Cracknell; Oliver Hawkins; Feargal McGuinness; Matthew Ward

Topic: Economic policy

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