Economic Analysis

New research published today (Monday) by the TUC has found that London is outperforming other parts of the UK in economic and jobs growth, while the economic recovery is weakest in the North West and Northern Ireland. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We need a recovery that works for...
06 July 2015
New research published today (Thursday) as part of the TUC’s pre-Budget Statement finds that if average earnings had grown in recent years at the same rate as before the financial crisis, they would be 20 per cent higher. This means the average worker would be earning £95 more per week...
25 June 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of figures showing government borrowing of £16.4 billion in the financial year to date, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Instead of borrowing for investment, this year the Chancellor is likely to borrow three and a half times more than expected to bail out...
19 June 2015
Industrial regions and climate change: towards an industrial strategy for Yorkshire and the Humber, one day conference to be held in Leeds
11 June 2015
Commenting on the latest manufacturing figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that manufacturing is still five per cent below its pre-recession peak, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Manufacturing is still stuck well below its pre-recession level, and has just fallen back again. We...
10 June 2015
New TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) finds that the UK ranks 28 out of 34 OECD countries for export growth since 2010. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The UK has been punching below its weight in global trade for almost two decades. But with investment and innovation rates so...
09 June 2015
Commenting on figures published today (Tuesday) from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, which shows that graduates are typically earning more than £1,000 less now than five years ago, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While university leavers are still better paid and more likely to have a job...
09 June 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) by the Treasury of plans for in-year cuts to departmental budgets, which come ahead of announcements expected in the July Budget of further cuts including tax credits, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor failed to meet his deficit targets in the last...
04 June 2015
Commenting on the economic review published today (Wednesday) by the ONS (Office for National Statistics), which finds that there is weak productivity growth and a changing composition of the workforce towards lower-skilled roles, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We need an economy that generates more wealth per working hour,...
03 June 2015
Commenting on the latest release today (Thursday) from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on GDP figures, which confirms that the slowest recovery in modern history is slowing down again, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “With growth so weak, the Chancellor’s plans to hit the economy with extreme cuts...
28 May 2015

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