Reports


  • 15-October-2018

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  • 4-July-2018

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2018 - Key findings for the United Kingdom

    The UK headline employment indicators compare well with OECD averages. In the first quarter of 2018, the UK employment rate of those aged between 15 and 74 years was 66.7%, the highest UK level on record and about 5 percentage points above the OECD average

  • 15-June-2018

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    A broken social elevator? Key findings for United Kingdom

    A broken social elevator? Key findings for United Kingdom

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  • 26-April-2018

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom had the 26th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country had the 27th lowest position in 2016. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 30.9% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 11-April-2018

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    Apprenticeship in England, United Kingdom

    One of a series of studies on vocational education and training, this review focuses on the apprenticeship system in England and concludes with policy recommendations.England has launched a series of reforms that champion the institution of apprenticeship, and address some previous weaknesses. The reforms encourage more substantive apprenticeship programmes and a stronger funding framework. Despite these strengths, there is still some way to go to establish an apprenticeship system in England to match those of the strongest countries.This report suggests several ways in which reforms might be adapted to achieve higher quality and better outcomes. An effective apprenticeship system involves various elements such as the development of the apprentice in the workplace by the employer and the broader education of young apprentices. The report argues that England should consider introducing regulations and standards to ensure that these elements are part of all apprenticeship programmes, and that the recently introduced apprenticeship levy supports high-quality training. In comparison to other countries, England has relatively few young apprentices. The report suggests England could facilitate transition from school to work by making better use of apprenticeships targeting school leavers.
  • 6-March-2018

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    Measuring Tax Support for R&D and Innovation - country profiles

    The 2017 OECD R&D tax incentive country profiles provide detailed information on the design features and cost of tax provisions used by countries to incentivise R&D performance by businesses, reporting on both long-term and recent trends.

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  • 11-January-2018

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    Better Regulation in Europe - The EU 15 project

    This project drew on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both the EU and the OECD in 2010.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Government at a Glance

    Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

  • 6-December-2017

    English

    Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs - A Perspective on France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom

    This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.
  • 5-December-2017

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    Pensions at a Glance 2017 - Key findings for the United Kingdom

    Key findings for the United Kingdom from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"

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