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Election Manifestos - the devil in the detail

I’ve seen enough manifestos, heard enough politicians’ speeches and pored over enough announcements and consultations to unfortunately have to adopt a cynical approach. It usually transpires that any announcement needs to be clarified by a series of further questions – for who, by when, how or for what purpose?


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Brexit, employment rights and the general election

With news of a general election in June, now is the time to ensure that workers’ rights are high on the political agenda.


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Making science and innovation a voting issue

The prime minister’s decision to call an early general election is going to dominate the news over the next two months. The election will be an opportunity for Prospect members to make their views known to candidates from across the parties – and on science and innovation there are big...


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General election 2017 and pension tax relief

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a Chancellor with a hole in his fiscal plans must be thinking of a raid on pension tax relief.


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Why e-democracy matters in these uncertain times

If unions want to remain relevant in the eyes of the smartphone generation they need to make changes – and quickly – says young professional Gary Best