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054fb3d4fc53f1a1f99b751fc9c627f8?d=identicon&s=25 Sergio Berisso (Guest)
on 2013-12-19 17:06
(Received via mailing list)
Sempre a proposito dell'UK Plan for Growth (che trovate sul sito gov.uk,
pi precisamente qui
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...
)

Vi riporto le premesse, la vision.

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"This Plan for Growth is an urgent call for action.
Britain has lost ground in the worlds economy, and needs to catch up.
If we do not act now, jobs will be lost, our country will become poorer
and
we will find it difficult to afford the public services we all want. If
we
do not wake up to the world around us, our standard of living will fall,
not rise.
In the last decade other nations have worked hard to make their
economies
more
competitive. They have reduced their business tax rates, removed
barriers
to enterprise, invested in their infrastructure, improved their
education
systems, reformed welfare and increased their exports.
Sadly the reverse has happened in Britain over the last ten years. The
UK
economy stopped saving, investing and exporting and instead turned to a
model of growth that failed. It resulted in rising levels of debt,
over-leveraged banks, an unsustainable property boom, and a budget
deficit
that was forecast to be the largest of any of the worlds twenty leading
economies.
Continuously rising but unaffordable government spending disguised the
fact
that it was an unsustainable economic boom, with the economy becoming
steadily more unbalanced, less competitive and less prepared to meet the
challenges of the future.
The facts today are staring Britain in the face. Weve gone from having
the
3rd lowest corporate tax in the EU-15 to having the 7th highest. In the
World Economic Forums Global Competitiveness Index, weve fallen from 4th
to 12th. In education, the foundation of economic success, we have
slipped
back. In international rankings of excellence in maths, weve fallen from
8th to 28th, in science from 4th to 16th.
Manufacturing has halved as a share of our economy, and 50 per cent of
all
manufacturing jobs have been lost. Our share of world exports has fallen
from 4.4 per cent in 2000 to 2.8 per cent in 2009. These trends are not
inevitable for
an advanced economy: look at Germany whose share of world exports was
9.0
per cent in 2009 compared with 8.5 per cent in 2000. Not only do we
export
just a third as much as Germany, we even lie behind the Netherlands, a
country a third our size.
The consequence of this failure over the last decade to confront the
causes
of our relative economic decline is clear. Our economy has become more
and
more unbalanced. The gap between the prosperity of the South East and
the
rest of the UK has grown, as has the gap between the richest in our
society
and the poorest. This is the case even as government spending has grown
to
equal about half of the entire national economic output, paid for by our
highest peacetime budget deficit.
We literally cannot afford to go on like this.
Britain has to earn its way in the modern world. We have to become much
more productive so we can be a leading high tech, highly skilled
economy.
We must build a new model of economic growth  where instead of borrowing
from the rest of the world, we invest and we save and we export.
Our economy must become more balanced.
Private sector growth must take the place of government deficits, and
prosperity must be shared across all parts of the UK. We want to remain
the
worlds leading centre for financial services, yes; but we should
determine
to become a world-leader in, for example, advanced manufacturing, life
sciences, creative industries, green energy and non-financial business
services.
None of this will be easy to achieve.
Difficult, far-reaching changes are needed to make our economy more
competitive, the education of our children more effective, and
government
spending more productive.
The Government has wasted little time in starting what needs to be done.
We have set out a credible plan to tackle the budget deficit and bring
economic stability. We have set in place annual reductions that will
give
us the lowest business tax rate in the G7, and reduced taxes on jobs for
low and middle earners. We have protected the science budget so we can
remain a
magnet for technological leadership. We have found funding for a Green
Investment Bank so we can get on with building a low carbon future. We
are
investing in the apprenticeships and innovation centres that industry
needs. We have embarked on major reforms of our school, university,
welfare, pension and health systems, to make them fit for the demands of
the future.
Those who oppose these reforms are the forces of stagnation who would
commit our country to decline.
But even all this is not enough. We now have to step up a gear. Our
economy
needs to become much more dynamic, less burdened by pointless barriers,
and
retooled for a high tech future, if we are going to create the jobs and
prosperity we need for the next generation.
We should never again allow our taxes to become uncompetitive, or drive
valued entrepreneurs from our shores. If other nations are turning out
smarter school and university students, we have to make sure ours are
smarter still. We have to tear down the barriers to enterprise and
economic
development. Britain should be producing businesses that out-compete,
out-smart and out-pace the rest of the world.
That is what this Plan for Growth is all about.
None of it is without controversy  all of it involves choices about our
priorities.
But the alternative is to accept Britains economic decline and falling
standards of living for our population.
That is not a future we have to settle for.
In the worlds race to the top, Britain can come out first."

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Notare la frase:

Those who oppose these reforms are the forces of stagnation who would
commit our country to decline

che si applica bene al contesto web tax.

Notare anche che UK  un paese dell'UE
E come si vede da qualche dato citato anche nel documento aveva ed ha i
suoi bei problemi di crisi economica.

Non vi dico poi cosa c' scritto sui Piani economici di Svizzera ed USA
se
no fate biglietto e valigie entro domani :)
Comunque andate a leggere,  interessante.

Buone feste.
E buon viaggio ;)

Sergio
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