Economic Analysis

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
A TUC report published today (Monday) reveals that young people’s falling long-term economic prospects are not down to older people in society hoarding all the wealth, and will not be improved by cutting pensioner benefits to fund more public spending on young people.
24 August 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR, which shows that employers are continuing to increase wages by just two per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
21 August 2015
Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published today (Tuesday) by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign.
18 August 2015
Commenting on the Bank of England’s latest economic outlook and decision on interest rates published today (Thursday), TUC Assistant General Secretary Paul Nowak said: “The Bank is right to keep rates on hold and recognise the ongoing risks to our weak economic recovery. Given the Chancellor's plans for severe spending...
06 August 2015
This quarterly TUC report provides an analysis of UK economic developments over recent months; focuses on the current labour market compared to pre-recession levels; and includes a spotlight feature on productivity since 2008.
31 July 2015