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Clean Growth Strategy lacks detail on skills, investment and life after Brexit

The government’s long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy raises more questions than answers on how we can deliver a low-carbon economy. 

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Celebrating women in STEM means finding a future for Ada

Ada Lovelace day is a celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), says full-time Prospect organiser Jenny Andrew, herself a former research scientist.

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Don’t be afraid to talk about your mental health

On World Mental Health Day (10 October), Prospect rep Robin Bradfield shares his personal experiences of how speaking up can make a positive difference

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The myth of light-touch regulation

There has been a backlash against the idea of light-touch regulation since the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. But what does it actually mean, and how did it become acceptable in the first place?

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A union victory is a win for all

I am a young trade union official but, despite my best efforts, I have friends who struggle to see the benefits of being in a union. “What’s in it for me?” they ask. “I don’t have a problem at work.”Trade unions have had many success stories to shout about over...