Issue date
10 May 2019

Commenting on the latest quarterly GDP figures published today (Friday), which shows growth of 0.5% for the first quarter of 2019, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“One quarter of better growth is not enough to be confident the economy is on the right track.

“To get the kind of strong and sustained growth that will improve living standards, we need the government to boost public investment.

“And we need higher wages to be a higher priority, so that households have the spending power to support their local economy.”

Editors note

- TUC analysis has shown that UK public investment is significantly below the OECD average. Full details of the analysis are here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/uk-near-bottom-oecd-rankings-national-investment