OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom launches Tuesday 17 October 2017


12/10/2017 - The latest OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom, to be published on Tuesday 17 October, analyses the factors behind the weakening pace of economic growth as well as the challenges posed by the planned departure from the European Union. The Survey discusses strategies to address the economic consequences of Brexit. Special chapters look at ways to reduce regional disparities in productivity and improve job quality and productivity of low-skilled workers.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday 17 October for immediate release.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey in London during a press conference with U.K Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, starting at 11:50 local time.


To accredit: Please confirm your attendance to Adam Bahadoor at HM Treasury.

You will not gain access to the event without pre-accreditation.


Security: Please bring your photographic press card.

On arrival please check-in at the OECD registration desk, to be shown to the room.


Venue Address: 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ.

Please use the 100 Parliament Street entrance, not Horse Guards Road.  


Time: Arrive from 11:30am for an 11:50am start.


Please note that for security reasons this invitation is non-transferable and should not be forwarded.


An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


For further information on the press conference, journalists should contact Alexander Fitzgerald, economy press officer at HM Treasury (+44 207 270 5283).


For further information on the Economic Survey of the United Kingdom, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the Economic Survey of the United Kingdom, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.

The Survey 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 should be sent to


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