Economic Analysis

The TUC's Budget Submission, published today (Monday 18th), calls for a £900m package of measures to tackle the UK's productivity gap and rejects old style subsidies. The 40-page document recommends effective and targeted investment to create a world class British manufacturing sector for the future.
27 February 2002
Responding to today's speech by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, TUC General Secretary John Monks said: 'I welcome the strong case for manufacturing made by the Secretary of State to the City today. It is significant that they were reminded of the importance of the UK making...
23 January 2002
TUC General-Secretary, John Monks, has welcomed the invitation from Chancellor Gordon Brown and Secretary of State Patricia Hewitt to join a permanent TUC-CBI productivity group.
29 October 2001
The TUC and CBI are today (Monday) publishing the results of a joint assessment of the reasons behind the productivity gap between the UK and its major competitors.
29 October 2001
John Monks comments on the interest rate decision.
08 February 2001
TUC response to the DTI consultation document 'Modern Company Law for a Competitive Economy - the strategic framework', says directors need new duties to protect employee interests.
23 June 1999
TUC General Secretary, John Monks commenting on the publication today of the White Paper on Competitiveness.
16 December 1998

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