I am delighted to welcome you for a performance of Note Etiche. Thank you Ambassador Checchia for this original initiative. It will be wonderful to hear live music and policy debate intertwine! Especially around such a key, topical issue as business integrity and ethics in the financial sector. We could not ask for a better, more pleasant prelude for tomorrow’s Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct.
Forum 2016, entitled Productive economies, Inclusive societies will be organised around the 3 cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: inclusive growth and productivity, innovation and the digital economy, and international collaboration for implementing international agreements (COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals) and standards (BEPS and automatic exchange of information).
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France has the 6th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015, compared with the 5th highest position in 2014. The average single worker in France faced a tax wedge of 48.5% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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The tax burden in France increased by 0.2 percentage points from 45.0% to 45.2% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
Taxes and cash transfers reduce income inequality more in France than elsewhere in the OECD, because of the large size of the flows involved. But the system is complex overall. Its effectiveness could be enhanced in many ways, for example so as to achieve the same amount of redistribution at lower cost.
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Agreement between France and St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Turks and Caicos Islands for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Saint Lucia for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Saint Kitts and Nevis for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Grenada for the exchange of information relating to tax matters