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Many companies have already discovered the real benefits to be gained from conducting their corporate conferences, incentive award trips and special interest tours in England. They recognize that when only the best will do, England is the business and incentive travel destination.

Several unique factors combine to ensure that as a business and incentive travel destination England enjoys unparalleled success.

When it comes to top-level conference venues, England's impressive range is unrivalled. Venues range from stately homes converted into residential conference centres, to purpose-built centres.
Venues also include countryside conference hotels, luxury and middle-of-the-range city centre hotels, splendid medieval castles, stately homes, ensuring there is something to suit every corporate budget.

When it comes to business and incentive support services, England boasts unequalled expertise in a highly sophisticated industry. Dedicated teams of professionals are skilled in various arts of conference organization, destination management and product launches.

England is a delightful tapestry of interwoven diverse regions each with its individual character, culture and heritage forged by centuries of history. England's North Country, is an ancient region of spectacular landscape, punctuated by battle-scarred castles and evocative ruined abbeys. South of England has lovely cathedral cities, like Canterbury, Winchester surrounded by landscape rich in antiquity and legendary folklore. The beautifully preserved Cotswold villages in honey-coloured stone in the picturesque Central England countryside is a treasure.

England is equally famous for its lively cosmopolitan cities, like Manchester, currently the place for music, sport and fashion and Birmingham with its opera and symphony orchestra companies. Of course, vibrant London, is of the world's coolest capitals.

Part of the new modern London!Facts and figures about UNITED KINGDOM!

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United Kingdom
The UK is made up of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland, and is one of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU).

Land and water: 152,033 square miles

The UK – approximately 60.6 million (England 50,714,000; Wales 2,977,000; Scotland 5,108,000; Northern Ireland 1,733,000).

The two official languages in Britain are English and Welsh, English being the most widely spoken. Scottish Gaelic is also spoken in some parts of Scotland.

The majority of the population is English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish. However, Britain is an extremely diverse nation with a strong culture of racial integration and unity.

Most people are Christian (71%), although all other religions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism are freely practised. About 23% of Britain follow no particular religion.

Government The UK is a constitutional monarchy that is a representative democracy, where Queen Elizabeth II is recognised as the head of state, and the elected Prime Minister is the head of government.

Economic profile
The UK is a leading trading power and a financial centre. Agriculture is an important industry and highly efficient. Primary energy, like coal and oil, are major contributors to the economy, but services like banking and insurance are the greatest contributors.

Britain uses the pound sterling. The sign for the Great British Pound (GBP) is £.

Time zone
29 October – 26 March: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)25 March – 29 October: UTC + 1back to top

Britain has a fairly temperate climate and is sometimes overcast. The weather can vary greatly from day to day, but generally summer (June-August) is a warm 14-25 °C, and winter (December-February) is a cool 1-4 °C.

Weights & measures
Historically Britain used the Imperial System, but new regulations make use of the Metric System compulsory with the exception of a few items, for example distance and speed are measured in miles and miles per hour.

Voltage is 240 volts AC at 50HZ. Appliances generally use standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets.

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The three elements that make up Parliament are the Queen, the House of Lords and the elected House of Commons. They meet together only on occasions of symbolic significance such as the State Opening of Parliament, when the Commons are summoned by the Queen to the House of Lords. The agreement of all three elements is normally required for legislation, but that of the Queen is given as a matter of course. The main functions of Parliament are:
to pass laws; to provide, by voting for taxation, the means of carrying on the work of government;to scrutinise government policy and administration, including proposals for expenditure; to debate the major issues of the day. Scotland has its own parliament, and Wales an elected Assembly, which sit in Edinburgh and Cardiff respectively. Both Scotland and Wales remain part of the United Kingdom and have continued representation in the Parliament at Westminster in London.

The monarchy
The monarchy is the oldest institution of government. Queen Elizabeth II is directly descended from King Egbert, who united England under his rule in 829. The only interruption in the history of the monarchy was the republic, which lasted from 1649 to 1660.

Head of State
Today, the Queen is not only Head of State, but also an important symbol of national unity. The Queen's title in Britain is 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith'. In the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, the Queen is represented by a Lieutenant-Governor.

The Commonwealth
Although the seat of the monarchy is in Britain, the Queen is also head of state of a number of Commonwealth states. In each state, the Queen is represented by a Governor-General, appointed by her on the advice of the ministers of the country concerned and completely independent of the British Government. In each case the form of the royal title varies. Other Commonwealth states are republics or have their own monarchies. In British-dependent territories, governors usually represent the Queen.

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