United Kingdom forecasts for 2025
Read 15 forecasts about the United Kingdom in 2025, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.
Politics forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
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Government forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Government related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • Post-Brexit legislation encourages low-skilled worker migration to the UK amid worker shortages. Likelihood: 30% 1
Economy forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Economy related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • Tourism remains one of the UK’s most important industries, as the number of inbound visitors is up 23% since 2018. Likelihood: 75% 1
  • CBD market in the UK now worth more than GBP 1 billion, making it the fastest-growing wellbeing product. Likelihood: 70% 1
Technology forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Technology related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • Full-fibre internet access now available in all homes across the UK. Likelihood: 80% 1
Culture forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Culture related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • Buckingham Palace refurbishing, cost at GBP 369 million, begins. Likelihood: 100% 1
Defense forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Defense related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
Infrastructure forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Infrastructure related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • The UK’s National Electricity Grid is now generating more than 85% of its energy from zero-carbon sources, such as wind, solar, nuclear, and hydro. In 2019, only 48% were zero-carbon imports. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The government’s GBP 1.2 billion investment in cycling infrastructure has doubled the number of cyclists compared to 2016 numbers. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Half of the UK’s electricity sources are now renewable. Likelihood: 50% 1
Environment forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Environment related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • All biodegradable waste now banned from landfills. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • New homes built are now required to have low-carbon heating systems. The use of gas for heating or cooking is no longer permitted due to the government’s efforts to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Likelihood: 75% 1
  • All new ships, including ferries and cargo vessels, must be equipped with zero-emission technology as part of the government’s efforts to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • The UK no longer has any coal plants in operation. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • Any new buses purchased will be ultra-low or zero-emission vehicles, reducing up to 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. This includes private coach buses and public transit buses. Likelihood: 80% 1
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Disruptive forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Disruptive related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • The price per kilowatt of battery capacity in electric vehicles is down to GBP 76, compared to GBP 152 in 2018. Likelihood: 60% 1
Super humans forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
Super related forecasts to impact the United Kingdom in 2025 include:
  • More than a quarter of the British population is now vegan or vegetarian. Likelihood: 70% 1
Weird science forecasts for the United Kingdom in 2025
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