Reports


8-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Belgium 2009: Securing fiscal sustainability during the economic downturn and beyond

Public finances are shifting further away from fiscal sustainability, emphasising the need for the reform of the fiscal policy making and strategies to deal with the costs of ageing.

8-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Belgium 2009: How to reform the tax system to enhance economic growth

The tax system is relying too much on relatively growth distorting taxes. Despite reforms, labour taxation continues to contribute to substantial labour market traps while corporate tax rates are relatively high. Moreover, most tax bases are narrowed by numerous exemptions and reductions.

2-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Austria 2009: Facing the financial crisis

Austria entered the most severe recession in decades. This triggered prompt policy measures to stabilise the real economy and financial markets, which will deteriorate significantly the fiscal position.

29-June-2009

English

Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2009: Restoring sound public finances

As in most other OECD countries, the fiscal situation in the UK has deteriorated sharply. While to date the discretionary fiscal stimulus has been relatively modest, after around the turn of the century the underlying fiscal position weakened more than anticipated. While there was some subsequent improvement, particularly in tax receipts, the severe impact of the downturn on the public finances and the borrowing related to the rescue

17-June-2009

English

Economic Survey of Italy 2009: The impact of the crisis and the potential for fiscal stimulus

Italy is suffering a serious economic recession, which started earlier than elsewhere but has now accelerated following the downturn elsewhere and collapse in world trade.

7-April-2009

English

Economic Survey of Finland 2010: Paving the way for sustainable public finances

The costs of the recession and ageing are a challenge to fiscal sustainability. The estimated fiscal sustainability gap has increased from 3 to 8% of GDP due to a sizeable permanent stimulus and lower potential output. A consolidation plan should be articulated now...

3-April-2009

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Fiscal equalisation

Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

3-April-2009

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The contribution of economic geography to GDP per capita

Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

2-April-2009

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Information Note - Managing and Improving Compliance: Recent Developments in Compliance Risk Treatments

This information note describes recent progress by revenue bodies in the development of more innovative or unusual risk treatment approaches to address non-compliance in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and provides examples of evaluation approaches adopted by agencies to measure the impacts and outcomes of these new treatment methods. While commenting on a range of non-compliance risk areas, it gives particular focus to

2-April-2009

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Information Note - Managing and Improving Compliance: Recent Developments in Compliance Risk Treatment - A Catalogue of Revenue Body Initiatives

This note is published in conjunction with the information note - Managing and Improving Compliance: Recent Developments in Risk Treatment and provides a catalogue of more innovative or unusual risk treatment approaches developed and applied by revenue bodies to address non-compliance in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.

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