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Supply side policy


Gender pay gap

80% of UK companies and public sectors organisations pay women less than men.

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Supply-side policy - definition

Supply-side policies include a range of policies designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency, productivity, and international competitiveness so that the economy can grow without experiencing inflation.

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Specific policies include:
  1. Reducing marginal tax rates
  2. Improving labour flexibility and mobility
  3. Improving education, skills and training
  4. Deregulating markets previously dominated by state monopolies
  5. Eliminating imperfections in the labour market
  6. Incentives to enable business 'start-ups'
  7. Improvements to infrastructure

[This list is not exhaustive]

WTO rules

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Model agencies collude to fix rates

Regulators find leading model agencies guilty of price fixing.

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Customs unions

Costs and benefits of customs unions.

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Savings ratio

Savings ratio falls to lowest level on record.

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