Economic Issues

Early this month Theresa May called for company boards to include both workers and consumer representatives. She has also called for shareholder votes on remuneration to be held annually and for votes on individual directors’ pay packages to be made binding. The TUC has long argued that including workers on...
25 July 2016
This report will explore the recent history of sustainable industrial policies. There was not one single moment when the threat of global warming stopped being the concern of a committed minority and became widely accepted. However, milestones – such as the success of the Green Party in the UK in...
22 July 2016
Government borrowing in the first quarter of 2016/17 has already exceeded the planned borrowing for the entire year, ONS figures published today (Thursday) reveal.
21 July 2016
ONS labour market figures published today (Wednesday) show an increase in employment and a decrease in the rate of wage growth.
20 July 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 0.5%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The UK’s continuing low inflation is a sign that the economy is below full strength. Theresa May’s government has shown a new willingness to take action...
19 July 2016
Commenting on the decision today by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy committee to hold interest rates, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Bank of England has pointed out some worrying signs that the vote to leave the European Union is beginning to affect jobs and investment. Theresa May’s...
14 July 2016
TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak is today (Wednesday) in Beijing joining trade union leaders from the world’s leading industrial nations to call for coordinated action to address the risks of global recession. The L20 report, Getting quality job creation back on track, calls on G20 members to halt the...
13 July 2016
TUC calls for reflection before Article 50 triggered, as poll reveals voters want a cross-party team to negotiate Brexit
13 July 2016
Responding to Theresa May’s call today (Monday) for workers to sit on company boards, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 July 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the OECD’s latest employment outlook for the UK, which warns that Brexit will reduce growth and damage job creation, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Workers are still paying the price from the last recession, with UK wage growth far behind the rest...
07 July 2016