Investing in the UK has been a tricky business over the past few years given the political uncertainty due to Brexit, and ongoing upheaval in the UK's political and economic life.
But UK stocks have started to rally especially since the start of the year, or at least have not fallen as far as global equities over the same time period.
The UK economy is currently feeling the effects of inflation and rising interest rates, and recent retail figures suggest people are already reining in their discretionary spending.
However, as the world has woken up since the privations of the pandemic, demand for energy has increased and pressure has mounted on non-Russian supplies of oil and gas, so oil and gas stocks are in the ascendent, despite widespread concerns about the environmental impact of fossil fuels.
This guide examines some of the opportunities available to investors, seeking exposure to the UK economy.