Economic Issues

London and the South East will account for two-fifths (40%) of the UK economy by 2022 if current trends continue, according to TUC analysis published today (Friday) ahead of the release of official GDP figures for the first quarter of 2017.
28 April 2017
290,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by 2022 if current trends continue, the TUC has warned. This is equivalent to thirteen extra Sports Directs, or the entire working population of Sheffield.
26 April 2017
Young workers should have a voice Our report “I Feel Like I Can’t Change Anything” sets out TUC new research with young workers to find future models of trade unionism. Young workers in the private sector are currently furthest from benefiting from trade unions. We need to consider new ways...
21 April 2017
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that the government will sell the publicly-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) to the Macquarie Group, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The sale is a missed opportunity for Britain to create the green economy we need, and to catch up with our competitors on...
20 April 2017
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics – which show real earnings growth coming virtually to a halt at just 0.1% for the three months to February – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Pay packets are taking a hammering from...
12 April 2017
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 2.3% in March – and last higher in October 2013 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 April 2017
Responding to the announcement today (Monday) by the Labour Party of a proposal to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The minimum wage needs a serious boost in the coming years, and the TUC believes it should reach £10 an hour as...
10 April 2017
Commenting on new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, which show a weakening in construction and manufacturing at the start of 2017, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s very worrying to see new signs of weakness in the economy at a time when working people are...
07 April 2017
Commenting the business select committee report on corporate governance reform published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “British people are fed up with the bad behaviour of big business. Workers are getting a raw deal, and our economy is harmed by short-term thinking in the board room. Reform...
05 April 2017
The national minimum wage for workers aged 16-20 is worth less in real terms than it was in 2008, TUC analysis has revealed, as the new minimum wage rates kick in today (Saturday).
01 April 2017

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