Microeconomic Reform in Britain: Delivering Enterprise and Fairness

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Microeconomic Reform in Britain: Delivering Enterprise and Fairness provides a comprehensive guide to the extensive microeconomic reforms implemented over the last six years in the UK. Building on the foundations of monetary and fiscal reform, the reforms in microeconomic policy described in this volume provide the framework for improving Britain's overall productivity, expanding national wealth and protecting the environment.

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Overview

Microeconomic Reform in Britain: Delivering Enterprise and Fairness provides a comprehensive guide to the extensive microeconomic reforms implemented over the last six years in the UK. Building on the foundations of monetary and fiscal reform, the reforms in microeconomic policy described in this volume provide the framework for improving Britain's overall productivity, expanding national wealth and protecting the environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403912497
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/17/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.26 (d)

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Edited by Ed Balls, Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, Gus O'Donnell, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, and Joe Grice, Director, Public Services Directorate, HM Treasury.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Overview: Key Principles For Policy Making 5
Pt. 1 Raising Productivity in the UK
2 UK Productivity Gap and the Foundation for Government Policy 23
3 Trend Growth 44
4 Enterprise and Productivity Challenge: Government Policy to Date 65
5 The Regional and Local Dimensions 88
6 The Environment 122
7 European Economic Reform 145
Pt. 2 Full Employment and the Labour Market
8 Historical Performance of the UK Labour Market 175
9 Welfare to Work 188
10 Making Work Pay 208
Pt. 3 Tackling Poverty and Promoting Opportunity
11 Supporting Families and Children 241
12 Promoting Saving Throughout Life 266
13 Security and Independence in Retirement 281
14 Tackling Poverty: A New Global Deal 298
Pt. 4 World Class Public Services
15 Public Services Productivity: An Analysis 325
16 Public Service Reform 345
17 Public Investment and Capital Appraisal 362
18 Conclusion: Constrained Discretion - The New Model 379
Notes 388
Glossary of Key Microeconomic Terms 399
List of Abbreviations 404
Bibliography 408
Index 423
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