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This election was about bread and butter issues - what needs to change for ordinary working people.
09 June 2017
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) revision down to 0.2% for GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017, which the Office for National Statistics says reflects household spending slowing down, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The next government will inherit an economy that needs serious attention. An urgent priority must...
25 May 2017
The TUC is today (Thursday) publishing new analysis of household debt, which finds that unsecured debt per household will reach a record high of £13,900 this year. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We’ve got this problem because wages haven’t recovered. Credit cards and payday loans are helping to prop...
25 May 2017
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics – which show CPI inflation has risen to 2.7% and overtaken wage growth – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The last thing Britain needs is another real wage slump. But rising prices are hammering...
16 May 2017
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