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  • 17-December-2014

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    UK should keep foreign aid at commendable 0.7% level, says OECD

    The United Kingdom has done well to increase its development spending to 0.72% of gross national income despite a challenging budget climate and should strive to maintain that level of aid for the years ahead, according to a new OECD Review.

  • 17-December-2014

    English

    United Kingdom - DAC Peer Review of Development Co-operation

    In its latest Peer Review of the United Kingdom, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) notes that raising its official development assistance (ODA) by 30.5% to GBP 11.4 billion in 2013 made the UK the world’s No. 2 donor by aid volume after the United States.

  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for the United Kingdom: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in the United Kingdom declined by 0.1 percentage points from 33.0% to 32.9% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The standard VAT rate for the United Kingdom is 20%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 3-December-2014

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    Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 - Briefing Note for the United Kingdom

    The number of doctors in the UK has grown more rapidly than in any other EU countries since 2000; the number per capita remains lower than the EU average. There has been a sharp drop in deaths from heart attacks in the UK since 2000, reflecting reductions in important risk factors like smoking and better treatments.

  • 1-December-2014

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    Key findings on migration in the United Kingdom 2014

    The number of foreign nationals living in the United Kingdom in 2013 rose to 4.9 million, an increase of 3.2% on the year before.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United Kingdom

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United Kingdom.

  • 10-October-2014

    English

    The Role of National Ecosystem Assessments in Influencing Policy Making

    An ecosystem assessment is a social process through which the findings of science concerning the causes of ecosystem change, their consequences for human well-bring, and the management and policy options are evaluated. The main objective of the paper is to draw insights from experience in the UK, Japan, Spain and Portugal of the added value to policy making of undertaking national level ecosystem assessments.

  • 7-October-2014

    English

    DAC member profile: United Kingdom

    In 2013, the United Kingdom provided USD 17.9 billion ODA (preliminary data), a 27.8% increase in real terms from 2012.

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  • 6-October-2014

    English

    How's Life in Your Region - Country Notes

    Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".

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  • 29-September-2014

    English

    United Kingdom - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United Kingdom.

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