Economic Issues

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
Commenting on the ONS labour market figures released today (Wednesday), which show that unemployment fell by 39,000 to 1.63 million over the last quarter, and average weekly earnings (excluding bonuses) increased by 2.1% in the year to July, 0.2 percentage points down on the previous month, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 September 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in August unchanged at 0.6%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 September 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of a report from Oxfam on inequality, which calls on Theresa May to deliver on her proposal to put worker representatives on company boards, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Oxfam’s report shows why we need action from government to get a better deal...
13 September 2016
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

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