(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
United Kingdom: Property rights index (0-100), 1995 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1995 to 2020. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 90 points with a minimum of 85 points in 2010 and a maximum of 94 points in 2017.
The latest value from 2020 is 92 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 183
countries is 57 points.
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The property rights index for the United Kingdom from The Heritage Foundation reflects the ability of individuals to accumulate private property, secured by clear laws that are fully enforced by the state. It also measures the likelihood of expropriation in the United Kingdom as well as the extent of corruption in the judiciary and the enforcement of contracts.
Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.