Reforms in a few countries drive a decline in average OECD labour taxes

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Income tax and social security contributions declined slightly for the average worker across the OECD in 2018, driven by major reforms in a handful of countries, according to a new OECD report. Taxing Wages 2019 shows that the “tax wedge” – total taxes on labour costs […]

Italy should boost investment in training for the future of work

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The government, business and workers in Italy will need to invest substantially more in training to prepare for the future world of work, according to a new OECD report. Adult Learning in Italy: what role for training funds? says that the skills needed by workers for […]

Boosting adult learning essential to help people adapt to future of work

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Many OECD countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work, according to a new OECD report. Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems says that new technologies, globalisation and population ageing are changing […]

Corporate tax remains a key revenue source, despite falling rates worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Taxes paid by companies remain a key source of government revenues, especially in developing countries, despite the worldwide trend of falling corporate tax rates over the past two decades, according to a new report from the OECD. A new OECD report and database, Corporate Tax Statistics, […]

Donor countries need to reform development finance to meet 2030 pledge

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. External finance to poor countries is declining, despite a promise by the international community three years ago to increase development finance flows, in particular through private investment, according to a new OECD report. The Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development 2019 shows there was a […]