Economic Issues

Britain’s economic prospects after leaving the EU.
12 September 2016
This morning (Monday), the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2016.
12 September 2016
Commenting on reports today (Sunday) that the Wetherspoons pub chain is to replace zero-hours contracts with contracts that provide guaranteed minimum hours of work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 September 2016
It took Britain’s highest paid chief executive, Martin Sorrell, less than 45 minutes to earn what an average UK worker earns over an entire year, according to new TUC analysis of FTSE 100 directors’ pay published today (Sunday). The TUC says the findings highlight why Theresa May must deliver on...
11 September 2016
Commenting on figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that the number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased by 21% over the last year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
08 September 2016
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which sets out a national strategy to reduce poverty, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said
06 September 2016
TUC's analysis of issues being considered by the Independent Review of State Pension age
05 September 2016
The TUC is calling on the government to respond to the migration figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics with immediate action to better manage migration. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The TUC has published a set of practical solutions that the government can quickly put...
25 August 2016
More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the TUC and UNISON.
23 August 2016
Executive summary It is now over eight years since the onset of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession. Private indebtedness is widely understood as a major underlying cause of the crisis, as high-risk loans and sub-prime mortgages fatally undermined the stability of major financial institutions. While there has...
23 August 2016