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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.

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Defence – Still under review

Early in the New Year the Cabinet Office will publish its security review which is looking at 12 different strands of UK security. The purpose of the review is to ensure that the UK’s investment in existing capabilities address the current national security challenges.


UK needs to lift ambition on science

Britain is a world-leader on research and innovation.  From scientific excellence to business R&D, we have inquisitiveness in our DNA. Government leadership, however, has not always matched this endeavour.  So, at a time when Brexit is casting a shadow of uncertainty over the British economy, already held back by decades...

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A sustainable future for UK energy

On 30 November leading industry and political figures joined Prospect representatives from across the energy industry for the Parliamentary launch of our new pamphlet ‘A sustainable future for UK energy’.

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Academies Show 2017: an education professional’s view

The annual Academies Show was held in Birmingham in November and gave more than 3,000 attendees the chance to listen to a line-up of more than 100 leaders in the sector.

Public sector pay back in the spotlight ahead of the budget

The Chancellor needs to provide clarity and set out clear proposals on pay for the civil service and the wider public sector as part of the budget. Civil servants can be forgiven for being cynical as to what the government’s position is on pay. Carefully crafted statements seem designed to...