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Budget 2018 and pension tax relief

Speculation about pension tax relief is as much a sign of an upcoming Budget as returning swallows herald the arrival of spring (I’ve indulged in it myself).


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Members' survey results: your voice in Prospect

Earlier this summer, Prospect ran its biennial all members survey – the first time this exercise has been carried out since the merger with BECTU.


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Schools without a home

Why are new schools being opened on temporary sites, sometimes before planning permission for their permanent homes has been given, and with the prospect of years of uncertainty over their long-term location?


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Some progress for unmarried couples but major pension pitfalls remain

The government unlawfully discriminated against unmarried couples by refusing to allow claims for widowed parent's allowance in cases where the surviving partner was not married to, or the civil partner of, the deceased. 


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To solve earnings inequality, we need to reform our economic model

The fact that chief executive pay at Britain’s largest companies grew six times faster than ordinary workers' pay last year may be be shocking, but should not come as a surprise.