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Here’s to life in the fast lane for everyone

While most consumers are experiencing ever-faster broadband, some are still stuck in the slow lane. That’s why we need the universal service obligation soon, argues Roger Darlington


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

Auto-enrolment and the creation of the National Employment Savings Trust, the UK's new 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?