26-May-2014

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Obesity Update 2014: Key Facts for England

Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe. Roughly 60% of adults are overweight and 1 in 4 are obese. In England, rates increased faster than in most OECD countries during the 1990s.

18-April-2014

English

Northern Ireland, UK: Collaboration at local level is key towards matching skills to demand, says OECD

Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.

18-April-2014

English

Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

This book focuses on the role of employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity in Northern Ireland. It explores how Northern Ireland is  implementing labour market and skills policy and putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, inclusion and growth.

15-April-2014

English

Taxing Wages: Country note for the United Kingdom

The average worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.5% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The United Kingdom was ranked 24 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

10-April-2014

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Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective

The report Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective proposes a comprehensive strategy for Wales to support equity and quality in its school system building on a comparative perspective. It draws upon lessons from PISA, high performers and successful reformers in education, and on the research and analysis of key aspects of education policy in Wales undertaken by the OECD-Wales Review Team.

8-April-2014

English, PDF, 248kb

United Kingdom - OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators

Analysis for the United Kingdom (UK) from OECD trade facilitation indicators that identify areas where countries can improve border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade.

1-April-2014

English, PDF, 389kb

PISA 2012 problem-solving results - England

Note summarising England's results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

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18-March-2014

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Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for United Kingdom

This note presents key findings for the United Kingdom from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social Indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.

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13-March-2014

English

The OECD Secretary-General in London, 13 March 2014

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in London on 13 March to deliver a keynote speech at the Mexico Week 2014 organised by the London School of Economics. While in London, the Secretary-General held meetings with Mr. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General and Mr. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.

11-March-2014

English

Recovery continuing in G7 countries, but emerging economies are mixed, OECD says

Recovery is under way in the world’s advanced economies, underpinned by supportive financial conditions and reduced drag from budgetary tightening, but activity in the major emerging markets is mixed, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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