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Prospect is proud to represent more than 141,000 professionals across more than 300 employers during one of the most divisive and challenging periods in UK politics.

Our union is politically independent but we are concerned that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have significant and challenging implications for UK workers.

During it all, we are committed to protecting individual rights at work and to providing a coherent and influential voice on the future of members' industries and sectors.

So far we have lobbied ministers, raised issues with the Trades Union Congress and met many branches to discuss the issues affecting their area. This is only the beginning.

We look forward to sharing our work with members through various blogs, news and recruitment resources.

If you would like to get involved in Prospect's work on Brexit or share your story with us, contact jenny.andrew@prospect.org.uk or sue.ferns@prospect.org.uk

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Brexit and beyond

Mike Clancy (General Secretary) and Andrew Pakes (Head of Comms, Organising & External Affairs) hosted Prospect's first Facebook live session about Brexit on 19 June 2017. 

Blog posts


Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy

We have reached a tipping point on Brexit and pay

Prospect is known for its measured, evidence-based approaches, focused on putting members first and retaining our political independence.


Brexit Scrabble

What could Brexit mean for your pension?

Brexit will impact us in many different ways but will it have a significant impact on our pensions in retirement?


chimney and pylons at Sellafield nuclear site

Why it’s time for a New Deal for UK Nuclear

UK nuclear is at a crossroads. On the one hand it faces immense challenges in the form of Brexit, concerns over new build, a lack of leadership from government and a potentially serious skills shortfall. On the other hand, there are huge economic opportunities – if we can seize them. ...


EU parliament

EU citizens’ rights – worrying gaps in government’s proposals

The government’s long-awaited proposals on the position of EU citizens living in the UK bring a welcome end to the prolonged vacuum of uncertainty, but still leave many questions unanswered.


Members who came along to listen to Nicola Braganza at Prospect’s event

Politicians must protect our high-skilled EU migrants after Brexit

I was brought up to see myself as a European. My mum was a language teacher and my dad a scientist. We frequently played host to visiting researchers or stray foreign exchange students. We had Asterix books in five languages, back-to-school stationery from France and Christmas decorations from German markets. ...


Westminster signpost and Big Ben

Brexit, employment rights and the general election

With news of a general election in June, now is the time to ensure that workers’ rights are high on the political agenda.


Brexit flags

Lost bill sets out ‘Gold standard’ for workers’ rights

A private members’ bill to ensure that the government keeps its promise to protect workers’ rights post-Brexit was talked out by Conservative MPs on 13 January.


Brexit Scrabble

The Prime Minister’s Brexit speech: some more clarity, but many questions still to be answered

Arguably, the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday didn’t tell us much we didn’t already know about the Government’s approach to the impending Brexit negotiations. But it was important in providing much more explicit confirmation of some fundamental priorities and parameters that, up till now, had to be inferred from broad...


Scotish Saltire and European Union Flag

Mitigating the impact of Brexit on workers in Scotland

Just as in the rest of the UK, Prospect’s Scotland team has been working hard to ensure that members’ concerns about leaving the European Union are raised at the highest level possible. As members will know, the popular vote in Scotland did not support Brexit and we are lucky to have...


EU referendum

Euro fright night at the London School of Economics

The European Union faces an existential crisis – and the remedy is not fragmentation, but more political engagement, debate and democracy, according to a high-level panel discussion on Brexit and the future for Europe at the London School of Economics at the end of October.