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Fifth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime


A Whole of Government Approach

7-8 November 2017

London, United Kingdom

Financial crimes threaten the strategic, political and economic interests of all countries. Illicit financial flows strip resources that could finance the long term development of developing countries. Criminals adapt quickly to take advantage of new opportunities for financial gain, frequently outpacing the legislative changes designed to combat them. Working together, both internationally and using a whole of government approach, is necessary to tackle these crimes more effectively.

Senior policy makers from tax administrations, Ministries of Finance and Justice, Financial Intelligence Units, and other law enforcement agencies with responsibility for policy and operational work in this area, are invited to participate. This event will provide a unique opportunity to come together and discuss the global response to the changing nature of tax crimes and other financial crimes.

Key topics for discussion will include:

  • Data challenges and opportunities in fighting financial crimes.
  • Showcasing examples of effective action against professionals who enable tax crime.
  • Strengthening our ability to work with other domestic law enforcement agencies, across government, with the private sector and internationally.
  • The changing nature of tax crime – modern challenges and new problems for tax investigators.
  • Enhancing financial crime investigations by improving links with corruption authorities.

Publications to be released at the event:

This year’s forum will be hosted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Participation is by invitation only. For more information regarding this event, please contact

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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in London on 6 November 2017


Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in London on 6 November 2017 to attend the Confederation of British Industry Annual Conference, where he will deliver remarks at the Business debate on How to ensure globalisation is a positive force. While in London, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with several high level officials.

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Conference on engaging employers in building better local jobs and creating a more responsive skills system

 2 November 2017 London, United Kingdom

Event Overview

This conference organised jointly by the OECD, Warwick University, the Work Foundation, and the Centre for Cities will bring together stakeholders from national government departments, cities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as business, NGOs and research institutions to discuss the key challenges facing the United Kingdom in building more and better quality jobs.

During the event, the OECD will launch a new report on Better Use of Skills in the Workplace: Why It Matters for Productivity and Local Jobs.


The conference will focus on discussing the key challenges and opportunities from Brexit and sharing local solutions as well as international lessons from OECD countries on how effective skills policies can foster productivity and inclusive growth.

Key Contents

  • Opportunities and challenges emerging from the new economic context after Brexit – opportunities for local leadership.
  • Creating high performance and productive workplaces – what works in practice?
  • Building an effective and responsive skills system.
  • Escaping low-wage work: how to improve the quality of jobs and build productive employment opportunities.

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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in London on 17 October 2017


Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in London on 17 October 2017 to present the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom alongside Mr. Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer. He will also present the OECD Development Co-operation Report Data for Development, alongside Ms. Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development. While in London, the Secretary-General will attend the Sodexo Quality of Life conference 2017.

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Government at a Glance


Government at a Glance 2017 delivers public service performance data and comparisons, providing a vision of the state of the public sector and the trends that are shaping it across the OECD and beyond.

With over 200 indicators, it offers data and insights for governments that seek to better understand their own practices and who wish to benchmark their achievements. Policy makers, journalists, academics and the general public will benefit from its detailed comparisons and clear presentation of the data used to understand the bigger picture. 

country factsheets

country scorecards

public employment salaries


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launch event – New york, 17 july 2017

previous editions

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