Weaker growth warning shows public investment needed in Autumn Statement, says TUC

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2 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.

“The government must make responsible use of public investment to support business confidence and protect growth.

“Next month’s Autumn Statement should include new investment in infrastructure like roads, rail and homes. This would boost jobs and wages, and encourage businesses to invest more too.”


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