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Put families, jobs and growth first, TUC rally tells Osborne

Prospect members and staff joined a TUC rally in Westminster on Wednesday – a week before the budget – to tell the government to put an end to austerity, support working families and promote growth and jobs.

MPs criticise DWP’s role in fitness to work tests

A parliamentary committee has blamed the Department for Work and Pensions for most of the problems over testing of benefit claimants on their fitness to work.

New funding structure needed for Insolvency Service, MPs say

Under-resourcing is risking undermining stakeholder confidence in the work of Insolvency Service, a Commons select committee has warned.

Insolvency Service to cut 60 debtor petition staff posts

Prospect is in consultations with the Insolvency Service over a decision to reduce the number of debtor petition staff by a third.

Lords committee reports on first year of the Public Bodies Act

An influential House of Lords committee has told the government that it must consult before abolishing a public body, saying: “the consultation provisions in the Public Bodies Act are statutory...not optional.”

Rally to save the NHS
27 February 2012

Work with unions on stress
21 February 2012

MOD heading for cliff edge
25 January 2012

Don't misuse H&S findings
19 January 2012

Commercialising research
21 December 2011