UK counts the treasures, from Trident subs to Newton's apple tree

The Treasury will next month publish a register of every national asset — ranging from Trident nuclear submarines to an offshoot of "Newton's Apple Tree" — in an attempt to identify assets that can be sold to fund government spending.

The National Asset Register is expected to show that the nation's assets, which include offices, land and equipment, total more than £300 billion. City estimates suggest that the true valuation could be as high as £1,000 billion if land values are taken into account.

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