Prospect blogs

Capping redundancy pay for those over pension age lawful?

With the McCloud judgment ruling that the Government was guilty of unlawful age discrimination in the way it introduced public sector pension reform for existing public sector workers, we have had members questioning if other agreements which involve age are lawful.

Learning lessons from the August blackout

A few weeks ago Britain was plunged into its first major blackout in more than ten years, resulting in widespread disruption just as a Friday evening rush hour was getting under way.

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Prospect's new organiser for renewable energy

John Storey recently started working for Prospect as its renewable energy projects organiser. Here he writes about his early weeks in the job and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

Members who came along to listen to Nicola Braganza at Prospect’s event

Why Brexit is dangerous for everyone – not just EU citizens

Isabelle Colas, a barley research scientist at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, explains why she is feeling angry and depressed

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Call for state pension age of 75 fails to learn from recent history

Conservative think tank, The Centre for Social Justice, made headlines with its suggestion to increase the state pension age to 75.