Ahead of the referendum on Brexit, the OECD was anticipating a significant decrease in economic growth if the decision to leave the EU were taken (Kierzenkowski et al., 2016). As the UK economy has started to slow down, OECD projections remain remarkably valid so far.
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Selected findings for the United Kingdom from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
The U.K. economy has weakened in the aftermath of the decision to leave the European Union. Maintaining close ties with the EU and implementing policies to boost productivity will be crucial for maintaining future living standards, according to a new report from the OECD.
It is a great pleasure to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is facing challenging times.
Economic performance was solid until the end of 2016, stimulated by a strong business friendly environment, very supportive and reactive monetary policy, and a flexible approach in meeting fiscal goals.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in London on 17 October 2017 to present the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom alongside Mr. Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer. He will also present the OECD Development Co-operation Report Data for Development, alongside Ms. Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development.
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Selected findings for the United Kingdom from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
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The UK headline labour market indicators compare well with OECD averages. At the end of 2016, the UK unemployment rate stood at 4.8% against the OECD average of 6.2%, and the UK employment rate at 65.5% was more than 4 percentage points above the OECD average.