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New research published today (Saturday) shows that the number of households affected by the bedroom tax has fallen by just 15 per cent during the last year, with nearly six out of seven affected households unable to avoid a cut in rent support.
05 April 2014
Years of real-terms cuts to child benefit, statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will leave expectant and new parents up to £450 a year worse off – enough to buy a year’s supply of nappies, baby wipes and babygrows, the TUC says today (Friday), ahead of the annual increase in...
04 April 2014
New research published by the TUC shows that tax credits and benefits play a crucial role in lifting low-paid workers out of poverty. This analysis focuses on six case studies where working adults see their pay increase from below the living wage to the living wage rate. The research is...
14 February 2014
New research published by the TUC today (Friday) shows that tax credits and benefits play a crucial role in lifting low-paid workers out of poverty.
14 February 2014
Can you help us campaign for fair pay and better rights at work by telling us your own stories and sharing your experiences?
04 February 2014
Commenting on extracts from Iain Duncan Smith’s speech on welfare reform, published ahead of his speech to the Centre for Social Justice later today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 January 2014
South West TUC Regional Council discusses new immigration booklet: Truth, Lies and Migrants
22 January 2014
Commenting on the report published today (Friday) by Policy Exchange, which calls for state intervention to encourage single parents with pre-school children to work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 January 2014
Three-quarters of the cuts to social security announced since the election are affecting people in work in some way, with a quarter of the cuts specifically targeting low-paid workers, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
06 January 2014
Severe delays to Universal Credit (UC) mean that less than half a million people are set to receive the benefit in 2015/16 – less than ten per cent of the 4.5m recipients originally forecast to receive it by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) in March this year – the...
09 December 2013

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