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


Commenting on today’s (Friday) debate on Europe with George Osborne at the World Economic Forum in Davos, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 January 2015
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC Head of Economics Nicola Smith said: “After years of falling living standards, today’s real earnings growth suggests that we may finally be starting to make up some of the lost ground. But at...
21 January 2015
As business leaders and heads of state gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum which begins today (Wednesday), the TUC says that issues on the agenda like inequality and employment need a greater range of voices around the table. TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, who is attending the Forum...
21 January 2015
The South West TUC is calling on the government to protect Euro-funded projects in Cornwall during the gap in funding later this year....
20 January 2015
The government’s sledgehammer approach to public services has resulted in a growing social crisis for many of our communities, according to new analysis published by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). The cuts in the North East have been worse than many feared because the Coalition...
19 January 2015
The number of people who are under-employed will not return to pre-recession levels for more than eight years at the current rate of reduction, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Monday).
19 January 2015
The future of local authority services in the North West is under threat from a growing financial crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, says new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). The report...
16 January 2015
The future of local authority services in the West Midlands is under threat from a growing financial crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, says new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).
16 January 2015
Budget cuts of 25 per cent have placed the future of local authority services in the South West under threat, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)....
16 January 2015
This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. The research explores the impact of austerity in England, focusing upon how changes in publically funded services affect both people and places across the country, now and in the years to come.
16 January 2015

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