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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.

As its many champions constantly tell us, the City provides huge benefits to our economy in the form of contribution to GDP, tax take, balance of payments, employment and usage of financial services...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 19 July 2017 by Mick McAteer
Since the election, we’ve seen several proclamations of the ‘end of austerity’. As TUC post election poll (among others) has showed, there is now a clear majority in favour of ‘Maintaining...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 07 July 2017 by Geoff Tily
The government’s unfair public sector pay cap is currently coming under criticism from all sides. Rightly so. Those in the public sector have now faced years of pay freezes and real wage cuts. Vital...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 04 July 2017 by Alex Collinson
Tackling the symptoms of the consumer credit boom without addressing the causes risks exacerbating the living standards crisis. Consumer credit was prominent in the yesterday’s assessment of...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 28 June 2017 by Geoff Tily
Philip Hammond has been out and about this week looking for praise for deficit reduction. At his Mansion House speech he claimed: “the deficit is down by three-quarters – and below 3% of GDP”. He...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 23 June 2017 by Geoff Tily
Within hours of the General Election, the government was held to account on the international stage for the failings of the UK welfare system – with worker reps from Sweden, France, Australia, the...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 15 June 2017 by Hannah Reed
Inflation is the highest it’s been since June 2013. CPI inflation rose to 2.9% in May, from 2.7% in April. Only a year ago, CPI inflation was as low as 0.3%. According to the Office of National...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 13 June 2017 by Alex Collinson
Last week’s General Election has engulfed Westminster in a wave of chaos and uncertainty. The local and mayoral elections held last month might therefore feel like a distant memory. But some parts of...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 13 June 2017 by Silkie Cragg
In today’s Economic Outlook the OECD show UK real wages falling by 1.1% in 2018, with nominal earnings growth of 1.5% outstripped by inflation of 2.7%. This is a big change of view on nominal...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 07 June 2017 by Geoff Tily
Today the OECD issue their twice yearly Economic Outlook, setting out their view of how the economy will develop, and how governments should respond. Their message for the UK government is clear:...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 07 June 2017 by Geoff Tily

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