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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.

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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

We need certainty on Brexit – this deal does not provide it

When the Prime Minister announced last week that she had concluded the text of a Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, it should have brought some much-needed clarity to the Brexit process. Instead it has brought more chaos and confusion.

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DEFRA and Britain’s science and technology sector must be protected through Brexit

It feels like groundhog day. Yet another week goes by and we’re still waiting for detailed updates on government policy on areas that will change because of Brexit.

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With a year to go, it's time for some answers on Brexit

Throughout the Brexit process the formal negotiations have been accompanied by a rhetorical to and fro between London and Brussels that has often generated headlines, but rarely shed any light the serious questions facing the country. In a crowded field, Michael Howard threatening war with Spain over Gibraltar stands out...


Brexit is the real threat to our energy security

The issue of the security of our energy supply was given a brief flash of prominence last week when defence secretary Gavin Williamson warned that the Russians may target our energy infrastructure as part of an attack on the UK.

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BAME would like to meet … Brexit

On the 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The UK government has now reached an agreement with the EU on citizens’ rights. The agreement will provide EU citizens and family members living in the UK certainty about their rights and, most importantly, allow them to stay here....

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Update on Brexit and Pensions

A previous blog covered the potential impact of Brexit on the pensions of Prospect members who move between the UK and the rest of the EU during their careers or after they retire.

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?

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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. ...