Economic Analysis

New figures on regional economic performance published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics show that the economy is growing much faster in London than the rest of the UK, says the TUC. However, a large part of the difference in growth rates is accounted for by finance and...
09 December 2015
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show annual pay growth slowing and pay growth of just 1.2% in the public sector compared to 3.4% in the private sector, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Pay growth was stronger in...
11 November 2015
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the rate of GDP growth slowing to 0.5 per cent, and manufacturing declining by 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We need better balanced growth that delivers secure opportunities for...
27 October 2015
New public sector finance figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, show that public spending cuts are a failed strategy for reducing the deficit, says the TUC. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor is in danger of repeating the mistakes of the last parliament with...
21 October 2015
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday), by the Office for National Statistics, which show renewed employment growth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Renewed employment growth is welcome and while there are still years of lost ground to make up it’s good to see private sector...
14 October 2015
New statistics from the Office of National Statistics published today (Tuesday) show that house prices have increased by 5.2 per cent in the year to August, while wages rose by 2.9 per cent.
13 October 2015
New public sector finance figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics – which show government borrowing of £38.4 billion in the financial year to date – suggest that the government is falling behind schedule to meet its greatly revised forecast for public borrowing this year, says the...
22 September 2015
Commenting on new data on productivity published today (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics, which shows that UK productivity was 20 per cent below the average for other G7 nations in 2014, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Without a step change in productivity growth, the UK economy will...
18 September 2015
Around 400,000 working mothers have children starting primary school across England and Wales this September, which poses new challenges for their work-life balance. The TUC is calling on employers to be supportive of working parents (both mums and dads) and allow them to work flexibly to help manage their childcare...
01 September 2015
29 August 2015 Commenting on research published today (Saturday) by the Press Association, which shows that women earn over £1,000 more than men in their twenties but then start earning far less as soon as they get into their thirties, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We all expect our...
29 August 2015

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