Colombo Telegraph

Drugs And Prostitution Add £10bn A Year To UK Economy

Prostitution and illegal drugs are contributing around £10bn a year to the British economy, according to official data, UK newspapers reported.

According to the Telegraph report more than half of that – £5.3bn – is attributable to prostitution, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday. Illegal drugs and prostitution are worth the 0.7pc of GDP, which is the same proportion as agriculture, gambling and accommodation services, which includes hotels, bed and breakfasts and caravan parks.

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