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The UK’s economy has changed significantly over the last 50 years. In the past the economy was largely built on primary and secondary industries such as mining and manufacturing, however, globalisation and deindustrialisation have caused huge changes resulting in the decline of the manufacturing industry and the growth of the service and retail sectors. Research and development is also an area of significant economic growth with many science and business parks becoming successful.
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