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Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) by the Secretary of State for Business and Skills of a new apprenticeships scheme with fast-growing small and medium companies, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the Business Secretary’s announcement of the new scheme for AIM quoted companies and its potential to...
18 June 2015
With UK job losses mounting twice as fast as the rest of Europe, the TUC and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are today (Monday) calling on the Government to set up a fund for companies moving to short-term wages and temporary lay-offs that could provide immediate support for up...
02 March 2009
Commenting on the publication of today's pre-Budget report, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “This is rightly an upbeat report on an economy doing better than its competitors. The UK economy is set to deliver the Government's generous public spending commitments with no need for tax hikes.
10 December 2003
British business is stuck in a ‘low-road' rut, under-investing and competing only by driving down costs and prices. It is government's job to ignore the ‘red-tape whingers' and act to lift the UK onto a ‘high-road' economy, in which innovative businesses with well trained and highly skilled staff, provide quality...
12 August 2003
Policy makers and commentators often exaggerate the importance of small firms to the economy warns the TUC in a research report published today (Monday).
06 January 2003
The third Comprehensive Spending Review marks a true dividing line between the only realistic alternatives for UK Government, according to a TUC report published on the day of the suspended local government workers' strike (Wednesday 14th). The report is part of the considered response by the TUC General Council to...
14 August 2002
The Welsh economy needs at least an extra £51m so that our manufacturing sector can look to the future with confidence - said David Jenkins today (April 9th).
09 April 2002
The TUC today (Wednesday) welcomes the establishment of the Government's Small Business Service (SBS) with a report warning its new head David Irwin that he must deal with the real problems of Britain's small businesses - lack of training and management skills - rather than listen to vested interest lobbying...
01 March 2000
TUC response to announcement by the Chancellor to offer tax relief on share options for executives in small and medium sized companies.
01 November 1999