What is supply side economics?
The free market policy designed to stimulate production in the private sector including tax cuts and privatisations.
What is Monetarism?
Inspired by Milton Friedman, focuses priority on controlling inflation using tax rises and spending cuts.
What was Black Monday?
The stock market crash of 1987 resulting from Chancellor Nigel Lawson's policies.
When was the Miner's strike?
When was the first Employment Act?
When was the second Employment Act?
When was the Trade Union Act?
Who was the first Chancellor of the Exchequer?
Who was Sir Kieth Joseph?
Secretary of State in 1979
What percentage of workers were employed by private industry in 1979?
How much did share ownership increase 1979-90?
7% to 25%
How much did Geoffery Howe raise VAT tax by?
8% to 15%
How much did Geoffery Howe cut income tax by?
33% to 30%
How much did public spending decrease by in 1980-1?
£11B to £9B
How much did inflation rise by in 1979-80?
13.4% to 18%
How much did unemployment rise by in 1960?
How much did unemployment rise by in 1974?
How much did unemployment rise by in 1980?
When did unemployment peak at 3.2M?
What was the balance of payments decrease between 1979 and 1989?
£5B surplus to £20B defecit.
What did the 1988 budget cut income tax to?
60% to 40%
What was Lawson's Deregulation measure?
Lawson decreased credit interest from 14% to 7%
What was the 1986 Financial services Act?
Made trading stocks easier to attract foreign investment