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The return of the squeeze?

08 Nov 2016, by in Economic Reports

This is the latest in our regular round-up of the state of the economy. Last month my colleague Silkie Cragg discussed the contradictory nature of data regarding the state of the economy as we entered Quarter 4 of 2016. This month the picture seems to be clearing a little. There are some positive signs. However,…


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Now OECD adds its concerns about the risks of #Brexit

27 Apr 2016, by in Economic Reports

This morning the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gave its assessment of the impact of Brexit on the UK. The economic consequences of Brexit: a taxing decision adds the Paris-based club of rich democracies to the list of international (and domestic) institutions warning of the risks of voting to leave the UK. The…


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TUC Economic Quarterly Report 8

15 Feb 2016, by in Economic Reports

This quarterly TUC report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over recent months. The growth rate of the UK economy slowed in 2015, following a more rapid expansion in 2014. This slowdown was common to a number of countries. In the UK there are still material gains in employment but any…


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TUC Economic Quarterly Report 7

31 Jul 2015, by in Economic Reports

This quarterly TUC report provides an analysis of UK economic developments over recent months; focuses on the current labour market compared to pre-recession levels; and includes a spotlight feature on productivity since 2008.  Summary Economic activity appears to have weakened a little from the end of 2014 and into 2015. Historic imbalances have not been…


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TUC Economic Quarterly Report #4

06 Jun 2014, by in Economic Reports

The latest TUC economic quarterly report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over recent months, and includes an extended feature on self-employment.  In this issue we find GDP growth has been strong since the start of 2013. But GDP per capita is less impressive. And returning to the pre-recession peak is…


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TUC Economic Quarterly Report #3

12 Feb 2014, by in Economic Reports

This TUC economic quarterly report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over the three months to February.   In this issue we find  The recovery remains unbalanced with business investment and net trade lagging expectations Improvements in headline employment measures mask concerning regional trends.  Falls in real wages continue. Since the…


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TUC Economic Quarterly Report #2

01 Oct 2013, by in Economic Reports, Labour market

The latest economic quarterly report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over the three months to September. In this issue we find: Despite the recent pick up, growth has been weak and rebalancing is not occurring. There has been very little progress on deficit reduction. The labour market statistics continue the…


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TUC Economic Quarterly Report: #1

26 Jun 2013, by in Economic Reports

This new TUC Economic Quarterly Report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over the three months to June 2013. In this first edition, we show that growth has been weak and rebalancing is not occurring, with very little progress on deficit reduction; that the Labour market is essentially stagnant and we…


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