Economic Analysis

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
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the rate of GDP growth at 0.7 per cent, but manufacturing declining by 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government’s economic plan is not delivering what was promised. We...
28 July 2015
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday), by the Office for National Statistics, which show rises in unemployment and the claimant count, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Rising joblessness is a reminder that the recovery can’t be taken for granted, especially with youth unemployment still so...
15 July 2015
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show slight falls with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 0.0 per cent and core inflation at 0.8 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Inflation being so far below target shows that the strength and stability of...
14 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today of the government’s productivity plan, TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady said: “Trade unions stand ready to play a positive role in delivering the productivity growth the UK urgently needs. And we call on the government to use the autumn spending review to back this plan...
10 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of the latest index of production figures by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor promised a ‘march of the makers’, but manufacturing is still five per cent below its pre-recession peak and is declining again. At least...
07 July 2015

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