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London and the South East will account for two-fifths (40%) of the UK economy by 2022 if current trends continue, according to TUC analysis published today (Friday) ahead of the release of official GDP figures for the first quarter of 2017.
28 April 2017
Commenting on new figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show annual business investment fell by 1.5% in 2016 – the first annual decline since the recession – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: "With private sector investment in retreat, the Chancellor must focus on closing...
22 February 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
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
To demonstrate its commitment to a country that works for everyone, Government should: ensure that working people don’t pay the price of Brexit; stabilise the economy and deliver more sustained and balanced growth through investment in infrastructure and public service; reform the economy to deliver a sustainable increase in better...
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
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) warning from the Bank of England of higher inflation and lower wages, following the fall in value of the pound, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor should use the Autumn Statement to protect jobs and wages, with new investment in infrastructure like roads, rail,...
03 November 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) warning from the CBI that growth will fall next year due to uncertainty over Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “A fall in growth would leave workers paying the price through fewer jobs and lower wages.
02 November 2016
New official figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that workers in the North West are still £35 a week worse off than they were before the financial crash, according to the TUC. The ONS figures show that in 2016 real wages in the North...
28 October 2016

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