Touchstone Pamphlets

Touchstone pamphlet #13: British workers are experiencing the longest fall in real wages since the 1870s. Prices have been rising faster than earnings since 2010. People in work are thousands of pounds a year worse off as a result. Whatever statistic is seized on to tell us the recovery has...
09 July 2013
Touchstone Extra pamphlet on pensions policy. Written by Nigel Stanley and Craig Berry.
15 May 2013
This is a report about the share of wages in national income (“the wage share”) in the UK. Over the last 35 years there has been a substantial shift from wages to profits in the UK economy. Data from the Office for National Statistics show that between 1977 and 2008...
18 December 2012
Rising financial profits have reduced workers' wages and squeezed profits across the rest of the economy, according to a new TUC report published today (Monday).
10 December 2012
The experience of unemployment can be particularly damaging for young people, as evidence shows that those who experience prolonged worklessness when they are young are likely to suffer lifelong effects on both earnings and employment prospects. For this reason tackling youth unemployment needs to be a policy imperative. This pamphlet...
01 March 2012
The government must be far more ambitious in its attempts to tackle the growing youth unemployment crisis, says a new TUC report published today (Thursday).
01 March 2012
An audit of the impact of the downturn on the workforce by Stewart Lansley.
30 January 2012
The falling proportion of national output that goes on wages has meant that UK workers today are taking home £60bn a year less (in today's money) than workers did 30 years ago, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
30 January 2012
This Touchstone pamphlet asks whether a more equal distribution of income would jeopardise the UK's economic prospects. Indeed, is more equality just what we need to improve our prosperity and well-being?
18 July 2011
Low and middle income earners have suffered a 30 year income squeeze, says the TUC's new Touchstone pamphlet.
06 June 2011