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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
Introduction The 2017 budget takes place at a time when working people across Britain face profound uncertainty. While the Prime Minister has made clear her negotiating priorities for our exit from the European Union and our future trading relationship, we cannot know to what extent this will be achieved, or...
05 March 2017
Commenting on today’s Autumn Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 November 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show pay rising by 2.4%, but higher inflation bringing real wages increases down to 1.7%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Real pay growth is the slowest it’s been since early 2015. Wages...
16 November 2016
New analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC reveals that the UK ranks towards the bottom of OECD countries for capital investment in important areas of economic development.
16 November 2016
Download TUC submission to the 2016 Autumn Statement (PDF) The debate on the referendum exposed stark divisions across the country, in wealth, prospects and security. The divisive nature of the debate both before and after the referendum also threatens to stoke tensions around national identity and immigration, driving people further...
15 November 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 0.9% in October, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “With inflation remaining higher, and pay growth slowing, gains in living standards could soon grind to a halt...
15 November 2016
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) Budget Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 March 2016
Introduction In 2010, as the economy was emerging from what the Chancellor described as the “longest and deepest recession in living memory” George Osborne set out his analysis of the challenges facing British policy makers. He described a UK economic model based on debt (in his view both public and...
14 March 2016

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