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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. 


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24 March 2017
It is 2017 and public sector workers are over half-way through a decade of government-imposed pay restraint. The five million people delivering our public services, from job centres to hospitals, schools to local councils, have seen six years of pay freezes and pay caps that means many public sector workers...
23 March 2017
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 2.3% in February – its highest level since October 2013 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
21 March 2017
Commenting on the news that the Chancellor intends to widen his look at the disparities between self-employed workers and employees, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
15 March 2017
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Workers are facing the double whammy of rising prices and slower pay growth. But Theresa May seems content to leave Britain drifting towards a new living standards crisis.
15 March 2017
- 1 in 10 workers in the region now in insecure jobs - TUC launches new initiative for workers to share their experience of insecure work Nearly half of (47%) jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the...
15 March 2017
Commenting on figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that the number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased by 13% over the past year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
15 March 2017
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15 March 2017
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) Budget Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
08 March 2017
The TUC has today (Sunday) published its full budget submission, calling on the Chancellor to honour the Prime Minister’s pledge in October to “put the power of government squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people.” TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister said she would put the...
06 March 2017

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