The TUC publishes regular expert analysis of the UK economy and our place in the world. Listed below are our most recent economics briefings and reports. 


Beyond Shareholder Value: the reasons and choices for corporate governance reform

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Stock Code: Free/9546

​The TUC book Beyond Shareholder Value: the reasons and choices for corporate governance reform is a collection of essays by authors from the City, politics, unions and academia, making the case for reforming the UK’s corporate governance system, which many believe is letting down businesses and the wider economy.

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Democracy in the Workplace: strengthening information and consultation

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Stock Code: Free/5323

This paper argues for a strengthening of the Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) regulations in the UK. Specifically, it argues that the rule requiring 10 per cent of employees to request information and consultation, the so-called trigger mechanism, should be replaced and information and consultation procedures must be available in law if a minimum of five employees request them, or if requested by a trade union. 

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Saving Our Safety Net - Magazine

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Stock Code: GE307

Produced to mark the start of the TUC's welfare campaign and to draw attention to the horrendous five-week wait for benefits once Universal Credit is established, this tabloid magazine is ideal for distribution to union members.

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Enquiries about bulk copies can be sent to [email protected].

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Making a Contribution: social security for the future

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Stock Code: EC150

The twelfth in the series of Touchstone Pamphlets designed to inform and stimulate debate on the most pressing issues facing British policymakers. This pamphlet argues that the perceptions of benefits abuse are mistaken and that revived and enhanced contributory benefits could help re-build support, improve Britain’s economic performance and put us in a better position to address the problems of an ageing society.

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The Red Tape Delusion: Why deregulation won’t solve the jobs crisis

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Stock Code: EC147

This is the ninth in the series of Touchstone Pamphlets designed to inform and stimulate debate on the most pressing issues facing British policymakers. The Red Tape Delusion takes a forensic look at the reality of the relationship between regulation and growth – showing how fairer treatment at work could ensure both rising prosperity and reduced inequality.

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