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The squeeze on defence spending (long read)

Following years of neglect, debate about the defence budget is rising to the top of government concerns. Those leading the charge have very different personalities. Defence secretary Gavin Williamson, of tarantula fame, is an abrasive figure, willing to court the press to push his department into the headlines. As one...


new pound coin

Why it can pay to pay into a pension

The vast majority of employers Prospect deals with have a long history of offering excellent quality pension schemes to their employees. The relatively small number who never previously did so, have been caught up by a relatively new legal duty to enrol employees into a pension scheme and contribute to...


EU referendum

With a year to go, it's time for some answers on Brexit

Throughout the Brexit process the formal negotiations have been accompanied by a rhetorical to and fro between London and Brussels that has often generated headlines, but rarely shed any light the serious questions facing the country. In a crowded field, Michael Howard threatening war with Spain over Gibraltar stands out...


Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March 2018 marks Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) worldwide. Since 2010 TDoV has become an annual event to show support for the trans community. It brings attention to the remarkable accomplishments of trans people around the world – not least, for example, ex-US Army soldier, activist and inspiration Chelsea...


A fight for fair play on pensions

Strong support from members for union action gave our negotiators at BT the power to negotiate better pension rights than the company had originally offered. National secretary Philippa Childs reflects on how Prospect’s input has positively influenced the outcome.