Economic Issues

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
Download Low Pay Commission Inquiry 2016 - TUC response (PDF) This paper sets out our evidence to the Low Pay Commission’s summer 2016 inquiry. Our submission examines: The current economic situation and the prospects for 2017, which is the period that the LPC’s next recommendations will cover. The case for...
18 August 2016
Record employment and high profits show that employers can afford a national minimum wage increase, according a submission to the Low Pay Commission by the TUC published today (Thursday).
18 August 2016
Commenting on the release of ONS labour market figures, showing that employment grew in the period leading up to the EU vote in June, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 August 2016