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UK’s pension saving crisis – What next after auto-enrolment?

Auto-enrolment and the ‘People’s Pension’ provided by NEST, a universal pension provider, were introduced to tackle the UK’s emerging pension saving crisis because increasing numbers of people were heading towards retirement with little or no pension savings.


How can unions prepare for the future of work?

The future of work is gaining media profile, with apocalyptic stories about robots taking our jobs or the benefits of AI seeming to appear almost daily. But beyond the sensationalist headlines there is a serious agenda for trade unions


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Genuine social partnerships must be developed as part of the nuclear sector deal

For too long unions, industry and local communities have had to make the case for the future of the nuclear industry as part of a sustainable balanced energy policy without substantial support or clear policy direction from government.


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Has peace broken out between Ofsted and regional schools commissioners?

Does the recent decision of Damian Hinds, the education secretary, to remove an overlap between the roles of Ofsted and the government’s Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) signal a final end to years of behind-the-scenes skirmishes between English schools’ two most influential bodies?


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Scotland’s education professionals welcome Government climbdown on Education Bill

Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group (ECS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to shelve its promised Education Bill, dealing with education governance and handing more powers to head teachers. It has instead decided to strike a deal with local authorities.