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Fostering sustainable and inclusive growth requires restoring public finances, along with measures to enhance workforce skills and further structural reforms of welfare, land-use planning, innovation and environmental policies.
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The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.
The UK economy is gradually emerging from the recession and rebalancing away from overreliance on debt–finance and government spending towards more investment and exports. A wide ranging programme of fiscal consolidation and structural reforms aims at ensuring a sustainable and balanced recovery
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The UK economy continues to recover slowly with GDP growth expected to approach 1% in 2013 and 1.5% in 2014. The unemployment rate has been around 8%, significantly higher than its level before the recession, since 2010, and is not expected to fall rapidly
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The UK economy has been broadly flat over the past two years. Employment has risen slightly, while the unemployment rate has stayed close to 8%. Projections in the 2012 OECD Employment Outlook foresee some increase in the unemployment rate that could even reach 9% in 2013.
This report summarises the analysis, findings and policy recommendations from the project on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development undertaken by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2011 OECD report "Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising".
These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
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The economic recovery to date has reduced the UK unemployment rate only modestly from its 2010 peak and there is a risk that the fall in joblessness may stall.