Economic Issues

Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rising to 1.8% in February – the highest since June 2014 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 February 2017
Download The impact of increased self employment and insecure work on the public finances - Full report (pdf) This is A Landman Economic report for the TUC - written by Howard Reed Executive Summary In recent years the idea that work is growing more insecure has risen up the policy...
13 February 2017
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Wednesday) giving details of the membership of the external advisory group that will support the 2017 review into automatic pension enrolment, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We look forward to contributing to this review. The key to its success will be the establishment...
08 February 2017
There is insufficient evidence to suggest that older people’s pensions are weighing on the wages or pension benefits of young workers, says a new briefing published by the TUC today (Wednesday).
01 February 2017
ONS figures released today (Wednesday) show GDP growth of 0.6% in the final quarter of 2016, meaning annual growth of 2.0% in 2016.
26 January 2017
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show real pay growth (excluding bonuses) has stalled at 1.7% for the last five months, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “If working people are going to feel a difference in their finances,...
18 January 2017
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rising to 1.6% in December – the highest since July 2014 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 January 2017
New analysis published today (Sunday) by the TUC shows that household debt rose sharply over 2016, with unsecured debt (debt other than mortgages) reaching new highs.
08 January 2017
The High Pay Centre’s ‘Fat Cat Wednesday’ research published today (Wednesday) is a reminder of how important corporate governance reform is to making the economy fairer for all working people, says the TUC.
04 January 2017
Many people working for emergency services on Christmas Day have seen their real wages fall in the last five years, TUC analysis revealed today (Friday).
23 December 2016

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