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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. 


The Union effect, the latest greenworkplace report from the TUC, bring together the latest evidence of on the benefits of joint union/management "green" initiatives at work.
11 July 2014
Reacting to the Supreme Court ruling which confirms that the Welsh Government's Agricultural Sector Bill is enforceable within the devolution settlement, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: 'Today's decision will be welcomed by thousands of agricultural workers across Wales, who collectively stand to lose around £1 million per year...
09 July 2014
​The TUC book Beyond Shareholder Value: the reasons and choices for corporate governance reform is a collection of essays by authors from the City, politics, unions and academia, making the case for reforming the UK’s corporate governance system, which many believe is letting down businesses and the wider economy. The...
09 July 2014
The TUC has today (Tuesday) published a collection of essays by authors from the City, politics, unions and academia, making the case for reforming the UK’s corporate governance system, which many believe is letting down businesses and the wider economy.
08 July 2014
The economy might be growing again, but across the UK real wages are continue to fall. In the public sector, workers across local government, the NHS and the civil service don’t feel they’re about to share in the recovery any time soon. Public sector workers are understandably angry that their...
07 July 2014
Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) could create thousands of jobs across Yorkshire, the Humber and the Tees Valley, the TUC and Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA) will say at a regional CCS event in Leeds later today (Friday).
04 July 2014
Commenting on a new analysis of earnings growth over the last 40 years, published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The last 40 years show a picture of growing wage inequality. The more you earn, the faster your pay goes up, while...
03 July 2014
The economy might be growing again, but across the UK real wages are still falling. In the public sector workers across local government, the NHS and the civil service don’t feel they’re about to share in the recovery any time soon, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will tell delegates attending...
02 July 2014
Trade unions have pressed for equalisation of survivor benefits for decades. Successive governments have recognised that discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation is wrong and have legislated to stop it occurring. But by failing to fully backdate the entitlement to equal survivor pensions such discrimination will continue for some...
02 July 2014
The UK’s jobs recovery may be well underway, but the government’s work programme is wasting money and failing to help the people who find it the hardest to access work, says the TUC today (Wednesday).
02 July 2014

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