United Kingdom: Government
- Chief of State:
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Theresa May
- Government Name:
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- No written consitution, parliament legally has sovereignty . Un-written consitution focuses on statutes, common law and traditional rights.
- Government Type:
- Constitutional Monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm
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Power to dismiss and appoint a prime minister, grant Royal Assent to bills, commission officers in the Armed Forces, ratify and make treaties, recognize sttes, and deploy Armed Forces over seas.
Prime minister is elected by parliament.
Has jurisdiction to resolve disputes relating to devolution in the United Kingdom and concerning the legal powers of the three devolved governments (in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or laws made by the devolved legislatures.
Appointed by the monarch.
Mandatory retirement age of 80
Ministers are a part of the Parliament which is in charge of the primary acts of legislation.
House of Lords are appointed by the monarch and 92 members are hereditary, and the House of Commons are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies.
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Tax Information 
- Tax Authority:
- HM Revenue and Customs
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- ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
- EY, http://www.ey.com
- CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
- U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/