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The TUC publishes regular expert analysis of the UK economy and our place in the world.

UK welfare benefits fall short of international standards

15 Jun 2017, by in Economics

Within hours of the General Election, the government was held to account on the international stage for the failings of the UK welfare system – with worker reps from Sweden, France, Australia, the International Transport Federation all calling on the UK government to bring UK provision into line with international minimum standards. The International Labour…




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West Midlands devolution  – ending the fly-over state

02 Jun 2017, by in Economics

 Devolution has a long history. The election of metro mayor’s across the UK was just the latest milestone in the devolution journey. Successive governments have recognised that the UK is far too centralised and that to unlock the full potential of the UK’s nations and region’s  Whitehall needs to ‘let go’. Yet action has been…




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Productivity: the long global view

26 May 2017, by in Economics

We’re often told that the key to raising wages is to solve the ‘productivity puzzle’. Output per worker has stagnated since the financial crisis, leading economists to worry that the outlook for the economy is bleak. But a range of evidence across many countries suggests that the fall in productivity can be dated back to…




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