United Kingdom: Financial freedom

(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

United Kingdom: Financial freedom index (0-100)

: For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the United Kingdom from 1995 to 2019. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 86 points with a minumum of 80 points in 2010 and a maximum of 90 points in 1995. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Financial Freedom index for the United Kingdom from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.

Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.
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