United Kingdom public service law

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United Kingdom public service law concerns the ownership, regulation and potentially competition in the provision of public services in the United Kingdom.

Nationalisation and competition[edit]

Constitutional and administrative law[edit]

Public safety[edit]

Fire
Police
Prisons

Income insurance[edit]

Pensions
Unemployment insurance

Education[edit]

Schools
Higher education
Libraries

Health[edit]

Housing[edit]

Main articles: Council house and Public housing

Transport[edit]

Roads
Buses
Rail
Airports
Waterways

Energy and water[edit]

Gas and electricity
Water

Communications[edit]

Post
Broadcasting
Telegraph
Telephones

Banking[edit]

Main article: UK banking law

Waste and environment[edit]

Sanitation
Original map by Dr. John Snow showing the clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854
Air
Waste
Land management

Industry and manufacturing[edit]

  • British Petroleum 1974, the combination of a 50% stake bought by Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty after World War I with around a 25% stake acquired by the Bank of England from Burmah Oil made the UK Government directly or indirectly BP's majority shareholder, though commercial independence was maintained
  • Coal Commission 1933, National Coal Board then British Coal
  • British Steel 1967
  • British Leyland Motor Corporation 1976 became British Leyland upon nationalisation. Privatised in 1986 to British Aerospace.
  • British Aerospace 1977, combining the major aircraft companies British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley and others. British Shipbuilders - combining the major shipbuilding companies including Cammell Laird, Govan Shipbuilders, Swan Hunter, Yarrow Shipbuilders
  • Rolls-Royce (1971) Ltd

Private sector standards[edit]

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