The modern structure of the UK economy is largely based on knowledge, ideas and innovation and its well integrated global value chains. These factors help boost the country’s economic growth, but at the same time they make it highly susceptible to the risk of trade in counterfeit goods. This risk negatively affects UK rights holders, the UK government, and the reputation of UK firms. This report measures the direct, economic effects of counterfeiting on consumers, retail and manufacturing industry and governments in the United Kingdom. It does so from two perspectives: the impact on these three groups of imports of fake products into the UK, and the impact of the global trade in fake products on UK intellectual property rights holders.
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The UK headline labour market indicators compare well with OECD averages. At the end of 2016, the UK unemployment rate stood at 4.8% against the OECD average of 6.2%, and the UK employment rate at 65.5% was more than 4 percentage points above the OECD average.
Notice biographique du représentant permanent du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'OCDE.
In a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría wrote today:
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The United Kingdom had the 27th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 30.8% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
Au Royaume-Uni, la répression de la corruption transnationale s’est nettement accrue depuis 2012, notamment grâce à l’approche pragmatique et efficace adoptée par l’Office de répression des fraudes graves (Serious Fraud Office ou SFO) pour enquêter sur les affaires de corruption transnationale et les mener à leur terme.
Wales should continue its efforts to reform the curriculum and raise the standards of teaching in order to improve the quality and equity of its school system, according to a new OECD report.
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This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in the United Kingdom.
The Secretary-General presented the latest results of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).