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Published annually in print since 1868 and now available online, Whitaker’s is the definitive resource.
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So, exactly what is in Whitaker’s?
•A list of who’s who in government and defence, complete listings of government departments, executive agencies, the cabinet and chief whips; the head of the armed forces, the Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy plus all the other top-ranking key defence personnel
•A top-down explanation of the complete system of UK governance: how parliament and the devolved administrations work, the structure of local government and a complete listing of all local authorities with details of their chief executives and average council tax
•An account of every aspect of the transport, energy, water and communication industries, from car tax to nuclear energy, internet and technology
•Profiles of every country of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, featuring maps, timelines, population statistics and information on the death penalty, heads of state and the embassies
•The current Royal Family, Kings and Queens through history, peerage, knights, orders of chivalry and chiefs of clans
•The key calendar information that makes Whitaker’s an ‘almanack’ – dates of religious festivals, the Queen’s official birthday, measurement of time and chapters on astronomy and tides
•15 topical reviews of the year including archaeology, theatre, music and weather, written by experts in each area, as well as guides to UK law, education, taxation and stamp duty
•Weekly rates and conditions of entitlement to all social security benefits including: Jobseeker’s Allowance, State Pension, Income Support and Statutory Maternity Pay
•Listings of trade, professional and sports bodies; historic buildings, monuments and museums and galleries; charities and societies; clubs, national parks and world heritage sites
•Sports results, events and records and much, much more….