You can't use broadheads in the UK? That's lame. The above bow can use different limbs to adjust the poundage. I bought 50lb limbs but you can get anything from 30(for bow fishing) to 65 or 70 for deer hunting.
Recurves are much harder to pull back than a compound. The compounds "break over" after you pull it back so far so it's easier to hold and find your target. Recurves are pretty much pull and shoot.