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.

15-April-2014

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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.

1-April-2014

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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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7-January-2014

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Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The review explores how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.It looks at pupil assessment, teacher appraisal, school leader appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation, and how these help to improve pupils’ learning.

17-December-2013

English

Revenue Statistics 2013

Tax revenues continue bouncing back from the low levels reported in almost all countries during 2008 and 2009, at the height of the global economic crisis, according to new OECD data in the annual Revenue Statistics publication. This annual publication presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD member countries from 1965 onwards.

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3-December-2013

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PISA 2012 mathematics, reading and science results - United Kingdom

Note summarising the performance of the United Kingdom in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.

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26-November-2013

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Pensions at a Glance 2013 - Highlights for United Kingdom

Future public pension replacement rates for full career workers in the United Kingdom are amongst the lowest across the OECD, but replacement rates including well-established private pensions are around the OECD average. Proposed reforms and the introduction of Automatic Enrolment should increase pension adequacy in the long-term...

21-November-2013

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Health spending fell in real terms in the United Kingdom in 2010 and 2011, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Health spending has fallen in the United Kingdom in 2010 and 2011 for the first time since the 1970s, according to a new OECD report. Health at a Glance 2013 says that spending in real terms per capita fell by 1.1% in 2011, following a 2.5% decline in 2010.

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