This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.
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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%.
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The tax burden in the United Kingdom declined by 0.3 percentage points from 32.9% to 32.6% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The OECD has been a successful international standard-setter for over 50 years, and we have developed a wealth of experience and best practice in achieving international cooperation and coordination. But to bring international law into the 21st century we need a global dialogue, a multi-stakeholder debate on the way forward.
Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.