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.
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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 -Bibliography -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 -Bibliography 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 -Bibliography