Economic Issues

Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that annualised real pay growth has been stuck at 1.7% for the last 4 months, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 December 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rising to 1.2% in November, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 December 2016
Responding to the written statement on the government review into auto-enrolment published today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 December 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that manufacturing fell by 0.9% and production fell by 1.3% between September and October, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “When the manufacturing sector grows, it creates good jobs across the whole of the UK. So support...
07 December 2016
Commenting on a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report published today (Wednesday), showing one in eight workers in the UK now live in poverty, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
07 December 2016
Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference this year, the Prime Minister repeated her commitment to introduce worker representation on company boards, a policy supported by the TUC. The Prime Minister used her speech to the CBI in November to appear to dilute her previous commitment to put workers on company...
05 December 2016
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) Green Paper on corporate governance, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
29 November 2016
A new poll published today (Tuesday) by the TUC, and conducted by Opinium, finds that six in ten (59%) people support the election of worker representatives onto the boards of large companies. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:“Today we’ve shown Theresa May that the public backs her flagship policy –...
29 November 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of a Big Innovation Centre report backed by company bosses, which opposes government proposals on pay ratios and annual binding shareholder votes to rein in excess boardroom pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again bosses in the boardroom think they can get...
25 November 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of a report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, which notes the success of auto-enrolment but highlights the need to increase contributions to ensure adequate retirement incomes, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has given millions a workplace pension for the...
24 November 2016

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