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blogsThis page brings together the latest posts from across a number of TUC blogs and blogs to which the TUC contributes. It includes:
Frances O'Grady at CommentIsFree, ToUChstone blog, Stronger Unions, workSMART blog, and TUC posts at Left Foot Forward.

We’re often told that the key to raising wages is to solve the ‘productivity puzzle’. Output per worker has stagnated since the financial crisis, leading economists to worry that the outlook for the...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 26 May 2017 by Geoff Tily
This year, household debt is set to be higher than ever before. TUC analysis finds that unsecured debt per household is set to reach £13,900 in 2017. In 2016, unsecured debt per household was already...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 25 May 2017 by Alex Collinson
Today’s labour market figures presented yet another iteration of the puzzle of the UK labour market in recent years: why are higher employment rates not pushing up wages? Traditional labour market...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 17 May 2017 by Kate Bell
If industrial policy is suddenly so popular amongst politicians wanting our votes, why was it so controversial before now? The answer to that question lies in the fact that industrial policy has been...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 11 May 2017 by Tim Page
What’s at stake for working people in this election? Economic issues increasingly risk being the dog that didn’t bark in this election. The 2015 campaign saw a fierce debate about the figures,...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 10 May 2017 by Kate Bell
The main parties in this election are committed to an active industrial strategy, a great improvement over years of leaving much of the development of industry to market forces. But we need to see...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 10 May 2017 by Tim Page
For UK workers the financial crisis has morphed into a real earnings crisis. OECD forecasts suggest that there will be very little respite in the next parliament. Over 2017 and 2018 UK real wages are...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 10 May 2017 by Geoff Tily
How important is the voice of workers to the success of industry? Needless to say, industrial success is a collaborative process: the best companies enjoy the benefits of excellent management,...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 09 May 2017 by Tim Page
General election campaigns are an opportunity for competing political parties to set out their visions of the economic and social future of the country. Those visions can be markedly different, but...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 08 May 2017 by Tim Page
Summary: It makes no sense to think about the deficit without thinking about the size and strength of the economy. A Newsnight report on the public finances last night was illustrated with a chart...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 03 May 2017 by Geoff Tily

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