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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. 

National Living Wage - Are your members getting National Living Wage? Join this free webinar on 18 January 2017, 1.00-2.00pm HMRC and the TUC are working together to help you know what to look for when workers are not being paid the right amount of National Living Wage and National...
12 January 2017
New analysis published today (Sunday) by the TUC shows that household debt rose sharply over 2016, with unsecured debt (debt other than mortgages) reaching new highs.
08 January 2017
The High Pay Centre’s ‘Fat Cat Wednesday’ research published today (Wednesday) is a reminder of how important corporate governance reform is to making the economy fairer for all working people, says the TUC.
04 January 2017
Many people working for emergency services on Christmas Day have seen their real wages fall in the last five years, TUC analysis revealed today (Friday).
23 December 2016
3.2 million UK workers (1 in 10) are now in precarious work – and the number of workers at risk of missing out on key employment protections has nearly doubled in a decade to 1.5 million (an increase of 700,000), according to a new TUC report published today (Thursday). The...
19 December 2016
The TUC and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have today (Sunday) published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on her to end the uncertainty for workers and businesses by confirming that the government will give current EU migrants a right to remain after Brexit.
18 December 2016
New data published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics shows the extent of regional economic inequality in Britain, especially between the capital and the rest of the UK, says the TUC.
15 December 2016
The rise of job insecurity in modern Britain Ten years ago the TUC established a Commission on Vulnerable Employment (CoVE), to examine the increase in the proportion of workers at risk of poverty and injustice due to an imbalance of power in the employer-worker relationship. It is now nearly a...
15 December 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that annualised real pay growth has been stuck at 1.7% for the last 4 months, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 December 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rising to 1.2% in November, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 December 2016