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Giving in to trade unions’ demands risk plunging UK into recession


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James Forder writes for The Times

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IEA Research discussed in The Telegraph

New IEA research on trade union power has been discussed in The Telegraph.

The paper, authored by IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton, proposes several measures that the government could employ to combat trade union militancy.

Referencing the paper’s findings, The Telegraph writes:

“large pay rises risked pushing up public sector borrowing, which in turn would lead to higher inflation and faster interest rate rises.

Len Shackleton at the IEA said pay rises of 4pc to 5pc may be bearable, but if ministers offer sums heading towards the double digits it risks turning dangerous.”

Read the full article here.



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