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OECD launches Economic Survey of UK Wednesday 6 February 2013 in London


31/01/2012 - The OECD’s latest economic survey of the United Kingdom, to be published on Wednesday 6 February 2013, looks at some of the major policy challenges facing the country including recovering from recession, boosting growth and reducing inequality.

The survey will be under embargo until 16.00 Paris time (15.00 GMT/London time)

The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website from 16:00 Paris time (15:00 GMT), and via email request to

The report will be presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at a news conference with UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at 3.00 p.m. the same day at HM Treasury,1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ. Journalists wishing to attend should contact Jennifer Gray, at HM Treasury ( and ).

A Policy Brief on the Survey with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.

The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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