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Commenting on ONS figures released today (Wednesday), which show GDP growth of just 0.3%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government is relying on consumers for what little growth we’re getting. But the signs of strain are starting to show, with real wages falling and families getting deeper into...
26 July 2017
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) Queen’s Speech, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The election showed that working people are fed up with an economy that doesn’t work for them – but the government still isn’t listening.
21 June 2017
Commenting on new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, which show a weakening in construction and manufacturing at the start of 2017, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s very worrying to see new signs of weakness in the economy at a time when working people are...
07 April 2017
It is 2017 and public sector workers are over half-way through a decade of government-imposed pay restraint. The five million people delivering our public services, from job centres to hospitals, schools to local councils, have seen six years of pay freezes and pay caps that means many public sector workers...
23 March 2017
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, wasn’t pulling his punches at the Public Accounts Committee last month. “There are very clearly substantial pressures and it doesn’t help anybody to try and pretend that there aren’t” he continued, obviously irked by the Prime Minister’s constant reiteration of by now largely...
20 February 2017
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