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OECD Economic Surveys: United Kingdom 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  06 Feb 2013
Pages: 116 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264183209 , OECD Code: 102013031E1
Price:   €31 | $44 | £28 | ¥4000 | MXN560
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Other languages:  French (Available)
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OECD's 2013 Economic Survey of the United Kingdom examines recent economic developments, policy and prospects. In addition, it looks at growth and inequality in the UK.

Table of contents:

Executive summary

Assessment and recommendations
The economy is facing strong headwinds and uncertainties
-Labour market and welfare policies to encourage work and raise employability while protecting the most vulnerable
-Raising economic growth
-Annex A.1. Progress in structural reform
Chapter 1. Labour market, welfare reform and inequality
Employment has performed relatively well in the downturn
-A flexible labour market dampened the impact of the recession on employment
-Labour market developments have increased inequality
-Welfare policies to promote employment while protecting the most vulnerable
-Skill deficiencies are also holding back employment and fostering inequality 
Chapter 2. Growth, productivity and innovation
Part of the recent decline in productivity growth is likely to be structural
-Policies for higher productivity
-Competition, tax and regulation

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