From the TUC

Economic Report # 2

06 Mar 2012, by in Economic Reports, Economics

The TUC’s 2nd Economic Report reports on the most recent key economic data and has an extended discussion of investment. Investment rates are low and companies currently hold £724 billion in case – equivalent to around half of all GDP. The Report argues for policies to unlock this resource including a reversal of the cuts in public sector investment, credit easing and a state investment bank.

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