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Commenting on new inflation figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show CPI unchanged at 1.7%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: 

“Low inflation alongside falling employment is a worrying sign the economy is weakening.

“The government needs an urgent plan to protect growth by speeding up higher public sector investment.

“And MPs must stop the prime minister from forcing through the hardest possible Brexit, which would harm jobs, rights and livelihoods.”