Issue date
28 Nov 2017
Responding to figures published by the OECD today (Tuesday) that show global economic growth is predicted to accelerate to 3.6% in 2017 while growth in the UK slows to 1.5%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

Responding to figures published by the OECD today (Tuesday) that show global economic growth is predicted to accelerate to 3.6% in 2017 while growth in the UK slows to 1.5%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Uncertainty around Brexit and continued cuts are stifling growth in the UK. Households are feeling the squeeze as prices are rising faster than wages, and business spending remains weak.

“The UK is crying out for decent investment. The government must put more funding into infrastructure, transport, science and technology in the parts of the country that are most in need of more and better jobs.”