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The economic consequences of Brexit: A taxing decision
The Economic Consequences of 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.
A UK exit from the EU would immediately hit confidence and raise uncertainty which would result in GDP being 3% lower by 2020, which equates to £ 2200 per household. The OECD states that such costs are already piling up in a new study released today.
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United Kingdom has the 9th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 30.8% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The OECD was invited by the Laganside Corporation to analyse the impact made by the Corporation and its contribution to the economic and regeneration of Belfast. The OECD Team used four key factors to assess the Corporation: economic, leadership, governance and implementation roles.
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To become a doctor in the UK, on average, a student can expect between 10 to 15 years of university education and post-graduate training.
Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.
Health systems in the United Kingdom have, for many years, made the quality of care a highly visible priority, internationally pioneering many tools and policies to assure and improve the quality of care. A key challenge, however, is to understand why, despite being a global leader in quality monitoring and improvement, the United Kingdom does not consistently demonstrate strong performance on international benchmarks of quality. This report reviews the quality of health care in the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, seeking to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further quality gains in health care. To secure continued quality gains, the four health systems will need to balance top-down approaches to quality management and bottom-up approaches to quality improvement; publish more quality and outcomes data disaggregated by country; and, establish a forum where the key officials and clinical leaders from the four health systems responsible for quality of care can meet on a regular basis to learn from each other’s innovations.
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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%).