Labour Market and Economic Reports

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The TUC produces a monthly Labour Market Report, providing ongoing analysis of labour market trends and forecasts, and some of the facts behind the headlines. In our bi-monthly Economic Reports we also consider the wider economic context, with a special focus on a different policy issue every month.

You can also read TUC policy officers' comments on the issues in the report series and the ongoing economic situation at the TUC public policy blog: www.touchstoneblog.org.uk

The annual conference on pay bargaining was held on 12 February 2015 at Congress House and organised by the TUC and Incomes Data Services. The event discussed opportunities for restoring members' pay levels where these have fallen behind in recent years. Sessions covered recent union success stories, pay transparency and...
02 March 2015
In some parts of Britain half the jobs are paying less than the living wage, the TUC reveals today (Monday) at the start of the second week of the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight. TUC analysis of official figures from the House of Commons Library shows that nationally one in five...
23 February 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data on public sector finances by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The poor performance of wages and job quality is the key reason the government’s deficit reduction plans have failed. Today’s statistics suggest that even...
20 February 2015
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “At the current rate of progress it will take until at least the end of the next parliament just for wages to recover their lost value. There is...
18 February 2015
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation now at 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Low inflation is a sign of fragility in both the UK and global economy. It’s a dangerous time for the Chancellor to be...
17 February 2015
Commenting on the inflation forecast published today (Thursday) by the Bank of England, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This forecast should be a wake-up call to government. The Chancellor has already delivered the slowest recovery in British history along with dramatic falls in living standards. Deflation would be no...
12 February 2015
This quarterly TUC report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over recent months, and includes a spotlight feature on the composition of current economic growth.
09 February 2015
Responding to the earnings chapter published today (Friday) from the forthcoming Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Green Budget, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The biggest living standards squeeze since records began is nothing to celebrate, with everyone a loser from falling pay.
30 January 2015
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is the slowest recovery in modern history. George Osborne has already failed to meet the OBR's modest forecast for the economy last year, and today's figures show...
27 January 2015
This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. The research explores the impact of austerity in England, focusing upon how changes in publically funded services affect both people and places across the country, now and in the years to come.
16 January 2015

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