Economic Issues

The 5th July marks the 69th Birthday for our NHS; but it will be hard for me to celebrate the NHS without also feeling the concern many people feel about the crisis that is looming over its future.
05 July 2017
The TUC conference on insecure work looked at how policymakers, unions and civil society organisations can deliver decent work for everyone. Our keynote speakers, including Matthew Taylor, Dragon’s Den session and Question Time examined the the increase in zero-hour contracts, the gig economy and insecure work ahead of the publication...
03 July 2017
Commenting on today’s (Friday) GDP figures, which show that household savings are at their lowest levels since record began, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
30 June 2017
Commenting on the publication today (Wednesday) of the Financial Conduct Authority’s final report of its Asset Management Market Study, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We strongly support the proposals for a single all-in fee, consistent standards for disclosing costs, and better governance structures. Trade unionists must play a full...
28 June 2017
Commenting on new data released today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that the rate of persistent poverty for over 65s rose from 9.1% in 2014 to 9.8% in 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Persistent poverty is higher for pensioners than other adults, and growing.That’s...
27 June 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 the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics – which show real earnings falling by 0.6% – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 June 2017
ONS figures announced today (Tuesday) show inflation (2.9% in May) continues to far outstrip wage growth (2.1% in March).
13 June 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady launched a poster campaign in several North East constituencies this week, including Middlesbrough South, Hartlepool and Stockton South; calling on all parties to “give Britain a pay rise”. Her visit coincided with new TUC research which showed that workers in the North East are over...
09 June 2017
This election was about bread and butter issues - what needs to change for ordinary working people.
09 June 2017

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