The 8 June general election will set the direction on important issues such as Brexit, industrial strategy, public services and employment rights.
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Our election blog
For thousands of Prospect members employed in the defence industry it really does matter what the political parties are saying about defence spending, civilian Ministry of Defence pay, the Trident nuclear deterrent and naval shipbuilding during this general election campaign.
Does the public have the right to expect honesty from politicians as they set out their plans for the next parliament in their general election manifestos?
As the average age of the electorate increases so does the importance of pension issues in general elections. Pension policies directly impact on the standard of living of current pensioners, who have a higher propensity to vote.
The creative industries are now worth £84bn a year to the UK economy, according to a 2016 report from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. That’s equivalent to £10m every hour.
The future of civil servants may not rank highly alongside traditional election issues, such as schools and the NHS. Yet the work they do makes a huge difference to people’s lives, not least because of the role the civil service will have in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.