Public spending

Share this page

New data published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics shows the extent of regional economic inequality in Britain, especially between the capital and the rest of the UK, says the TUC.
15 December 2016
New analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC reveals that the UK ranks towards the bottom of OECD countries for capital investment in important areas of economic development.
16 November 2016
This morning (Monday), the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2016.
12 September 2016
Commenting on the decision today by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to cut interest rates to 0.25% and expand its quantitative easing programme, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Bank is right to respond quickly to the early signs of trouble for the economy following the Brexit...
04 August 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Wednesday) of survey data by Markit, which indicates output falling in July across a combined index for services, manufacturing and construction, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Action from the Bank of England to help keep the economy moving will be welcome. But with interests...
03 August 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of construction survey data from Markit, which show declining construction activity both before and after the Brexit vote, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Construction activity was weak in the run up to the referendum, and the risk to the sector has been intensified...
02 August 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Monday) of manufacturing survey data from Markit, which show a fall in manufacturing activity and an increase in job losses in the sector, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Today’s report of job losses in manufacturing is deeply concerning. It’s very clear now that the...
01 August 2016
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show overall growth of 0.6% for the last quarter, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s good news that growth strengthened in the last quarter before the referendum. The priority now is protecting growth...
27 July 2016
Government borrowing in the first quarter of 2016/17 has already exceeded the planned borrowing for the entire year, ONS figures published today (Thursday) reveal.
21 July 2016
Commenting on the decision today by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy committee to hold interest rates, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Bank of England has pointed out some worrying signs that the vote to leave the European Union is beginning to affect jobs and investment. Theresa May’s...
14 July 2016

Pages