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  • 5-October-2016

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    Society at a Glance 2016 - How does the United Kingdom compare?

    The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) remains elevated in many countries since the crisis. This country note examines the characteristics of those at risk of being NEET in the United Kingdom along with policies to help meet the challenge. It also includes many new youth-specific indicators on family formation, self-sufficiency, income and poverty, health and social cohesion.

  • 7-July-2016

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2016 - Key findings for the United Kingdom

    The UK’s short-term labour market prospects are likely to be negatively affected by the recent referendum decision to leave the EU. OECD estimates suggest that Brexit could cut real GDP growth by 0.5 percentage points in both 2017 and 2018, and that by 2020 the cumulated loss in GDP could be 3 percent

  • 6-July-2016


    Northern Ireland (United Kingdom): Implementing Joined-up Governance for a Common Purpose

    Northern Ireland is currently undertaking public administration reforms organised around three main objectives: improving strategic approaches, improving operational delivery of services to citizens and businesses, and improving engagement with people. This review supports those reforms by providing an assessment and recommendations on a wide range of issues, including strategy-setting and co-ordination, strategic government-wide human resources management, open government, regulatory reform and digital government. It highlights areas where Northern Ireland possesses strengths upon which to build future reforms and suggests actions for the future. This is the first Public Governance Review to be conducted by the OECD at the subnational level.

  • 31-May-2016

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    How's life in the United Kingdom?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016.

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  • 12-May-2016


    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in London on 12 May 2016

    The Secretary-General spoke at the Anti-Corruption Summit, hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron. He also met with leaders attending the event and signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority.

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  • 27-avril-2016


    Les Britanniques s’acquitteront d’un lourd « impôt Brexit » pendant de nombreuses années si le Royaume-Uni quitte l’UE

    Une sortie britannique de l’UE saperait instantanément la confiance et engendrerait des incertitudes qui se traduiraient par un PIB inférieur de 3 % à l’horizon 2020, soit 2 200 GBP par foyer. Dans une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd’hui, l’OCDE conclut déjà à une accumulation de coûts de cette nature.

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  • 27-April-2016


    To Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Decision

    Leaving Europe would impose a "Brexit tax" on generations to come. Instead of funding public services, this tax would be a pure deadweight loss, with no economic benefit, said OECD Secretary-General in London.

  • 10-February-2016

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    Low Performing Students: United Kingdom

    In 2012, 22% of students in the United Kingdom were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 17% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 15% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 11% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%).

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  • 4-February-2016


    United Kingdom - Financing Democracy: Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Capture

    This case study presents the UK legislation, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, which controls the funding of political parties and campaigns. It also presents some key election statistics collected by the UK Electoral Commission.

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  • 28-January-2016

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    Building Skills for All - A Review of England

    There are an estimated 9 million working aged adults in England (more than a quarter of adults aged 16-65) with low literacy or numeracy skills or both. This reflects England’s overall performance in the Survey of Adult Skills - around average for literacy, but well below average for numeracy relative to other OECD countries in the Survey (OECD, 2013).

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