There are now 42 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2015 OECD report "In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all".
This project drew on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both the EU and the OECD over the last few years.
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Levels of alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom are above the OECD average and increased during the last 30 years. In 2011, an average of 10.6 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in the United Kingdom, compared with an estimate of 9.5 litres in the OECD.
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The United Kingdom has the 9th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 31.1% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.
Growth in the United Kingdom has picked up, supported by a wide range of domestic policies. A balanced recovery requires higher productivity growth and would benefit from raising infrastructure investment and ensuring sustainable bank lending.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for the United Kingdom identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
In its latest Peer Review of the United Kingdom, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) notes that raising its official development assistance (ODA) by 30.5% to GBP 11.4 billion in 2013 made the UK the world’s No. 2 donor by aid volume after the United States.
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The tax burden in the United Kingdom declined by 0.1 percentage points from 33.0% to 32.9% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The standard VAT rate for the United Kingdom is 20%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.