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The TUC publishes regular expert analysis of the UK economy & our place in the world. Listed below are our most recent economics briefings and reports. 


Commenting on David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative Party conference today (Wednesday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “If David Cameron were the leader of the trade union for hardworking people he would be thrashed in his next election for delivering the longest and deepest living standards cut in living...
01 October 2014
Commenting on the new national minimum wage (NMW) rates that come into force today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is good news to see the worst paid adult workers receiving a pay release above inflation for the first time for six years. But it’s a muted celebration...
01 October 2014
Pensioners from across the Midlands will be coming together to mark International Day of Older People by camapigning for a fairer deal for pensioners at hte Conservative Party Conference
01 October 2014
New figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK’s living standards crisis is worse than previously thought, says the TUC. While the new ONS figures show better economic growth than previous estimates, they also revise down estimates of household disposable income. For 2013,...
30 September 2014
The TUC has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the occasion of the annual meetings of the IMF/World Bank to be held in Washington in October, calling on the government to support a globally coordinated wage and public investment-led recovery strategy proposed by the global Unions in their...
30 September 2014
Speaking later today (Monday) at a fringe organised by think tank Bright Blue at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will say: “We now have an economy that is enriching too few and failing too many. As those at the top grab an ever larger...
29 September 2014
Responding to the latest data published today (Friday) by pay analysts XpertHR on pay settlements for the 12 months to the end of August 2014, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Falling pay settlements suggest the future remains bleak for earnings. Workers have yet to see a real recovery in...
26 September 2014
Responding to Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour Party Annual Conference in Manchester today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This was a speech that spoke to the real problems and worries of working people – jobs, living standards, homes and a secure future for the NHS. Its policy...
23 September 2014
As part of the ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ campaign, the Midlands TUC is to host a family-friendly ‘Hard Up Festival’ in Birmingham this weekend to highlight the ongoing negative impact of government policies on pay and living standards across the region. The festival will take place this Sunday (28...
22 September 2014
Raising the minimum wage and putting more money into the hands of low-paid workers won't just be welcomed by hard-pressed families, it will also be good news for local economies who will benefit from a boost in workers' spending power.
21 September 2014

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