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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....


Waiting for LGBT+ pensions equality

Full pension protection has always been one of the key goals of marriage equality campaigners. Before civil partnerships, and then same-sex marriage, occupational pension schemes could choose to offer a pension to a surviving same-sex partner, but they did not have to.


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.