Commenting on new inflation figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show CPI inflation rising slightly to 1.9%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Low inflation should be good news for workers. But with growth evaporating, the government must act now to protect the economy and living standards.
“We need more investment in public services and infrastructure to counter the slowdown. And ministers should guarantee every public sector worker a pay rise above inflation this year.”