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The labour market: employment gains but historic lows in earnings

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The six-year real wage squeeze has no recorded historical precedent.

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A strong recovery needs strong unions and public investment

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When the share of wages in national income decreases, consumption decreases.

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Tackling the productivity orthodoxy to boost pay

Millions of working people find themselves working harder for less. We need to rebalance our economy.

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Inflation: Less triumphalism please, the cost of living crisis is far from over

Today’s news on inflation is certainly welcome; but we’re not on the home straights yet.

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The coalition’s cost of living sleight of hand

The transparent attempt by the government to selectively reinterpret the data so as to downplay the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is frankly rather alarming.

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Disposable income still lowest since 2005

Figures out today show that despite the economy being in recovery disposable income remains stuck where is was in 2005, reflecting real falls in wages.

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TUC Take Government To EU Over Agency Work Laws

The UK government is failing to implement EU laws, resulting in tens of thousands of agency workers paid less than permanent staff doing the same job, says the TUC.

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Graduates and growth

The future of young people and the British economy are intertwined and inseparable; however, the future of both is uncertain.

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Families “squeezed by rising prices and stagnant wages”

A new report by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) casts further light on the extent to which families are struggling financially across the country.

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Labour market still marked by serious weakness

The latest labour market statistics show some encouraging signs, but the headline figures disguise serious weakness.

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