Economic Issues

If Britain is to avoid recession in 1999, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) should cut interest rates by a full one per cent today (Thursday).
11 January 1999
Reacting to today's announcement that the MPC is to cut interest rates by 0.25%.
11 January 1999
TUC General Secretary, John Monks commenting on the publication today of the White Paper on Competitiveness.
16 December 1998
TUC General Secretary, John Monks, commenting on today's announcement that the MPC is to cut interest rates by 0.5%.
10 December 1998
TUC General Secretary John Monks urged the nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to cut interest rates for the third consecutive month. Calling on the MPC to announce a cut of at least 0.5% this Thursday.
08 December 1998
Claims set out in the McKinsey Report that the reasons for poor productivity in the UK can be blamed on European-style regulation of products and land use have today been dismissed by the TUC as a major distraction from the debate on the UK's economic future.
24 November 1998
TUC General Secretary John Monks, commenting on today's inflation figures.
17 November 1998
John Monks, TUC General Secretary, responding to the unemployment figures released today.
11 November 1998
TUC Chief Economist Bill Callaghan commenting on the pressure building for an interest rate cut.
08 October 1998
TUC Chief Economist Bill Callaghan comments on the interest rate.
08 October 1998

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