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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that the productivity gap between the UK and other developed countries is less than previously thought. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>This analysis is a welcome initiative by the OECD to improve the international comparability of productivity statistics. It was initiated in response to a request from the ONS to examine how different countries go about measuring total hours worked (which are required to calculate output per hour worked).</p><p> </p><p>When calculating labour productivity there is a trade-off between using the best available data sourced from different countries’ national accounts, or data compiled on the most consistent basis. The OECD research finds that while for many countries this choice makes a minor difference, for the UK it has a larger effect and improves our performance relative to other countries.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS is examining how best to incorporate these findings into their international comparisons of labour productivity and plans to publish an article on this in January 2019; including more detailed breakdowns of how the UK compares with other developed countries on a more consistent basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T12:53:54.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T12:53:54.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this