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Responding to the latest labour market figures published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 April 2014
Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, the TUC says today (Monday) ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week.
14 April 2014
One in four women do not earn enough to benefit from the latest rise in the income tax personal allowance, which increases from £9,440 to £10,000 this Sunday (6 April), according to a new report published today (Thursday) by the TUC.
03 April 2014
Commenting on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) latest economic review published today (Wednesday) – which found that real wages have fallen by 7.6 per cent since 2008 and real household disposable income by 0.3 per cent in the last quarter of 2013 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
02 April 2014
15 months from the next general election I thought it was worth sharing some interesting economic statistics and policy developments that may be of interest to trade unionists in the region. This week’s unemployment figures show that over the last 12 months the number of North East jobseekers has risen...
21 February 2014
Green Growth: No Turning Back sets out the key principles which underpin the TUC’s approach to energy policy and climate change. Taking account of the UN’s latest scientific evidence on climate change, the debate on energy security and the operation of the UK energy market, and on the affordability of...
13 December 2013
New official figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics show that the real value of the average full-time wage fell by more than £200 over the last year – and by nearly £2,000 (£1,967) since 2010.
12 December 2013
Last week the Chancellor failed to deliver the bold action we need on living standards in his Autumn Statement. While growth appears to be getting better, pay is getting worse. Wages in our region have fallen by around £2000 in real terms since 2010.
09 December 2013
This TUC report 'Is Social Security Spending Really Out Of Control?' compares social security spending over the course of this parliament with the government’s original forecast in 2010, as well as taking a longer term look at welfare spending over the last three decades.
05 December 2013
The rising number of working people living in poverty is causing the government to spend billions more than planned on social security, according to a new TUC report published ahead of the autumn statement later today (Thursday).
05 December 2013