Publications & Documents

  • 15-April-2014


    Taxing Wages: Country note for the United Kingdom

    The average worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.5% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The United Kingdom was ranked 24 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

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  • 10-April-2014

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    Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective

    The report Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective proposes a comprehensive strategy for Wales to support equity and quality in its school system building on a comparative perspective. It draws upon lessons from PISA, high performers and successful reformers in education, and on the research and analysis of key aspects of education policy in Wales undertaken by the OECD-Wales Review Team.

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  • 8-April-2014

    English, PDF, 248kb

    United Kingdom - OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators

    Analysis for the United Kingdom (UK) from OECD trade facilitation indicators that identify areas where countries can improve border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade.

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  • 1-April-2014

    English, PDF, 389kb

    PISA 2012 problem-solving results - England

    Note summarising England's results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

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  • 18-March-2014

    English, PDF, 337kb

    Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for United Kingdom

    This note presents key findings for the United Kingdom from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social Indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.

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  • 13-March-2014


    The OECD Secretary-General in London, 13 March 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in London on 13 March to deliver a keynote speech at the Mexico Week 2014 organised by the London School of Economics. While in London, the Secretary-General held meetings with Mr. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General and Mr. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.

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  • 11-mars-2014


    La reprise se poursuit dans les pays du G7 mais la situation est contrastée dans les économies émergentes, selon l'OCDE

    Une reprise est en cours dans les économies avancées du monde, étayée par des conditions financières favorables et un relâchement du freinage exercé par le resserrement budgétaire, mais la situation de l'activité est contrastée dans les grandes économies de marché émergentes, selon la dernière Évaluation économique intermédiaire de l'OCDE.

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  • 14-February-2014


    Video: How should governments prepare for floods?

    In light of the UK floods, this 3-minute Q&A with OECD Environmental Economist Kathleen Dominique discusses how governments should be preparing for climate change-related weather events.

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  • 10-février-2014


    Le Royaume-Uni doit s’attaquer au coût élevé de la mauvaise santé mentale, selon l’OCDE

    Les problèmes de santé mentale coûtent au Royaume-Uni environ 70 milliards GBP par an, soit à peu près 4.5 % du PIB, sous forme de perte de productivité au travail, de paiements de prestations et de dépenses de santé.

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  • 10-February-2014


    Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom

    Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on the United Kingdom is the sixth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries.

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