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This week’s budget was ‘the world according to George’. The Chancellor’s Britain, where happy people skip to their secure jobs to celebrate their rising living standards, is not one that many will recognise. But it’s what he did not say that is most significant. He did not spell out where,...
23 March 2015
Commenting on the publication today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies of their analysis of the Budget, which calls on the Chancellor to come clean on who will be hit by the unprecedented cuts he is planning, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Osborne should come clean to working families...
19 March 2015
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) Budget Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor’s Britain, where happy people skip to their secure jobs to celebrate their rising living standards, is not one that many will recognise."
18 March 2015
Chancellor George Osborne is to deliver his last Budget of the Parliament on 18 March, less than two months ahead of the general election. Over the last five years the government’s approach to managing the UK’s economy has fundamentally failed. We have seen the slowest recovery from recession on historical...
16 March 2015
The TUC’s Budget statement published today (Sunday) warns that George Osborne’s proposals for a new round of austerity after the election, even more extreme than the last, will set growth back years. TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady said: “George Osborne has given us failure on growth, failure on wages, and...
15 March 2015
Britain faces a profound challenge to reverse the tide of rising inequality and build a new economy that delivers fairness for working people. Tackling the living standards crisis which has left the majority of ordinary families struggling with smaller pay packets and rising household bills, should be a One Nation...
08 December 2014
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) of the Autumn Statement and the forecasts by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Buried beneath the Chancellor’s headline giveaways was a dire report on the state of the economy and the public...
04 December 2014
Responding to the Autumn Statement today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The living standards crisis has wrecked the Chancellor’s strategy. He has failed his deficit reduction pledge as low-paid Britain is paying much less tax than expected. And businesses won’t find the customers they need if consumers do...
03 December 2014
The government is collecting £17bn less than forecast in income tax because of the lack of earnings growth in the UK, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC. If earnings growth had been in line with the forecast made in June 2010 by the Office for Budgetary...
28 November 2014
Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
19 March 2014

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