United Kingdom : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 6, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The United Kingdom showed impressive economic performance and low inflation owing to its strong policy frameworks. Executive Directors commended this development, and stressed the need to tighten fiscal and monetary stances, and accelerate structural reforms. They appreciated the steps to increase competition, encourage innovation, and put in place appropriate regulatory regimes. Directors welcomed the recent welfare and labor market reforms. They agreed that the entry into European Economic and Monetary Union remains a key medium-term decision for the country.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/32

Subject:

Notes:

Contains the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/17--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with the United Kingdom and Statement by Mr. Stephen Pickford, Executive Director, March 1, 2000.

English

Publication Date:

March 6, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451814095/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GBREA0012000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

62

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