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Et Cetera - Prospect's general blog

Prospect has specialist blogs about rights at workhealth & safety and pensions. This is our 'everything else' blog - contributors from across the union about different events, campaigns, news and current affairs.


Clouds over a field

Situation at Natural England exposes impact of austerity on our environment

Speech given by Sue Hayman MP, shadow environment secretary, at the launch of Prospect's State of Natural England report, House of Commons, 11 March 2019


Child holding hand out

Whitehall secrecy on fate of struggling schools is unsustainable

England’s system for deciding struggling schools’ futures, now effectively run in-house and in private by the Department for Education, has serious questions to answer.


Prospect members at Tolpuddle festival

Unearthing stories of passion and protest

From celebrating the landscapes of Capability Brown to preserving the aristocracy’s stately homes, the National Trust was seen as drawing its members from a narrow demographic. But much has changed, says Paul Stewart


Child in need

Will the interim findings on Children in Need make any difference?

“Although this blog is being published under my name, it is the work of an anonymous contributor who is a Prospect member with frontline experience and expertise of many of the issues raised in the DfE consultation. This blog is their personal reaction and analysis of the consultation’s interim findings....


Ajai Ahluwalia at Prospect Renewables event

“Let’s grab the opportunities in renewables”

Ajai Ahluwalia, a young member, who works for Equinor New Energy Solutions, spoke at Prospect’s Parliamentary launch for its new pamphlet, “Act Now to Re-energise UK Renewables”. Here is an edited transcript of his speech.