Economic Issues

Comment on the MPC's decision to keep the interest rate on hold.
03 August 2000
Interest rates should be held at their current rate to help bring the pound down to a more competitive rate, a TUC report Monetary Policy in 2000 concludes.
03 August 2000
Prudential has been chosen as the commercial partner for the TUC Stakeholder Pension Scheme following an extensive six-stage selection procedure.
27 July 2000
More than nine out of ten callers to the TUC-organised Pension Power for You helpline want to see the service made permanent according to a Department of Social Security (DSS) evaluation released today (Thursday).
20 July 2000
TUC welcome for Government spending plans.
19 July 2000
Britain can make it - TUC launches manufacturing manifesto. The TUC is calling on the government to adopt a 30-point programme to tackle the crisis in manufacturing.
11 July 2000
Unions are increasingly using industrial action ballots as a successful means of negotiating with employers, according to a TUC report, Trade Union Trends survey, released today.
22 June 2000
Union reps looking for information on how stakeholding pensions will work when they are introduced in April 2001 will be able to get help from a new TUC phoneline and interactive website from Monday 5 June.
06 June 2000
John Monks sets out a programme to tackle Britain's manufacturing crisis including action on sterling, the Euro, partnership and consultation rights.
12 May 2000
Pension fund power should be used for good (and lets start with Rio Tinto). Workers throughout the world now have a direct influence over how $7 trillion is invested through their role in pension funds. They should use this power to insist on high standards.
29 March 2000