Economic Issues

Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – which show that the full-time median gender pay gap has fallen by 0.2 percentage points to 9.4% in 2016 (from 9.6 in 2015) – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
26 October 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a small increase in unemployment and average weekly earnings increasing at an annual rate of 2.3%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Pay growth remains weak by historical standards, and inflation is...
19 October 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 1% in September, up from 0.6% in August, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 October 2016
The TUC has warned the independent review of the State Pension age, which has published an interim report today (Thursday), that any further rise to the state pension age would be unfair and unhelpful to the challenges ahead.
13 October 2016
Last week Theresa May promised to tackle bad bosses and excessive boardroom pay along with pledging that conservatives will take back centre ground. Sounds good, in theory. But, if she really wants change to come then we need an economic plan that works for all and doesn’t leave communities in...
10 October 2016
Commenting on today’s speech by Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We're pleased Theresa May has renewed her commitment to having workers on company boards. This is a good first step towards building a fairer economy.
05 October 2016
Download All Aboard: Making worker representation on company boards a reality (PDF) Executive summary This report sets out the case for worker representation on boards, how it works in practice in other European economies, and how it could be put into practice in the UK. The case for worker representation...
02 October 2016
Commenting on the today’s (Saturday) increase in the national minimum wage for workers under 25, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
01 October 2016
Commenting on new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a record high membership in occupational pensions since the data was first published in 2008, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has made a good start by bringing millions more people into workplace...
22 September 2016
Last week’s figures show a rise in employment, but the unemployment rate in the North East is still the highest in the UK and well above the national average, at 7.5% compared to 4.9%. And the slowdown in wage growth is cause for concern – real wages are only rising...
19 September 2016

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