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TUC welcomes Innovation White Paper
Commenting on today's Government White Paper 'Innovation Nation', TUC General Secretary, Brendan Barber, said: “The TUC welcomes 'Innovation Nation', which includes a number of very positive ideas designed to improve the competitiveness of UK plc in the age of globalisation. The White Paper quite rightly says we must become more productive, improve our skills base and increase the number of employers investing in training...
13 March 2008

John Hutton speech is 'out of touch and out of date'
Commenting on John Hutton's Progress speech, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
11 March 2008

CBI proposals are a 'tax dodgers' charter'
A TUC analysis of the CBI's Tax Task Force Report published today (Monday) says that its proposals add up to a “tax dodgers' charter” which, if implemented, would lead to tax hikes for ordinary people, damaging cuts to public services and abandoning Government commitments on child poverty.
10 March 2008

Stick to tax guns, TUC tells Chancellor
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has today (Wednesday) told the Chancellor of the Exchequer to resist the business campaign against his plans to charge for non-dom status, and to go further by ending the non-dom tax break entirely.
13 February 2008

Cuts in physics and engineering mar generous science settlement
Commenting on today's Government announcement on science spending, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “The Government continues to support science generously, and we welcome a near 20 per cent increase in overall support for the research councils.
11 December 2007

TUC welcomes cut in interest rates
Commenting on the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England to cut interest rates by a quarter per cent to 5.5%, TUC Head of Economic and Social Affairs Adam Lent said:
6 December 2007

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