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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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The economy

Olympic growth and imperial decline
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Changes in the UK economy since 1905

From Empire to EU
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The UK's balance of trade since 1900

Small change
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Britain and the gold standard since 1900

Where the money goes
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The rise in public spending

Some total
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Charting the national debt since 1900

Olympic Britain

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