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TUC demands would damage economy recovery


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Dr Richard Wellings quoted in the Daily Express

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Mark Littlewood quoted in The Telegraph

Professor Len Shackleton quoted in the Yorkshire Post

The TUC has called for a public sector pay rise and an increase in the minimum wage to “level-up our unequal economy”.

In response, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton warned that “without pay restraint, public spending will increase still further and this will ultimately mean higher taxes”.

Quoted in the Yorkshire Post, Len argued that  higher public sector pay would distort the labour market making it “difficult for private sector employers to recruit workers”.

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