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QinetiQ’s £1bn contract demonstrates faith in growth potential

A £1bn deal for defence technology firm QinetiQ to modernise and operate MoD air ranges and test aircrew training has been welcomed by Prospect union.
Alpha Jet and Hawk, part of the current ETPS fleet at MOD Boscombe Down that is due for modernisation

Specialist staff highlight flaws in Higher Education and Research Bill

The Higher Education and Research Bill being debated in House of Lords on 6 December poses a risk to thousands of specialist staff because of how the bill defines a ‘relevant specialist employee’, Prospect union has warned.
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Belated school improvement funding welcome

Prospect has welcomed new government funding to support school improvement services from autumn 2017, though the union’s members in education and children’s services want to see more details about how this money will be distributed.
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The UK Government introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age from 6 April 2016. But its attempts to “improve people’s understanding of their state pension have had limited success so far” according to a recent report from the National Audit Office.

The European Union faces an existential crisis – and the remedy is not fragmentation, but more political engagement, debate and democracy, according to a high-level panel discussion on Brexit and the future for Europe at the London School of Economics at the end of October.

LATEST STORIES FROM OUR INDUSTRIES

QinetiQ’s £1bn contract demonstrates faith in growth potential
  • 5-Dec-2016 14:04

A £1bn deal for defence technology firm QinetiQ to modernise and operate MoD air ranges and test aircrew training has...

Belated school improvement funding welcome
  • 2-Dec-2016 14:36

Prospect has welcomed new government funding to support school improvement services from autumn 2017, though the union’s members in education...

Unrest grows at Caithness nuclear site
  • 23-Nov-2016 00:01

The prospect of industrial unrest at the Dounreay nuclear decommissioning site in Caithness is growing after DSRL, the company which...

MPs’ plan to strip Environment Agency of flooding role is misguided
  • 2-Nov-2016 15:15

Prospect members in the Environment Agency have rejected a proposal from a group of MPs to strip the organisation of...

Raising Horizons exhibition puts women scientists in the picture
  • 24-Nov-2016 10:43

Prospect is supporting an ambitious project which has brought together four scientists and a photographer to re-imagine fourteen historic women...

Ofcom Digital Communications Review: Ofcom’s interim statement – discussions to continue
  • 29-Nov-2016 12:16

Ofcom has issued a further interim statement today about this review. They have announced that they are pressing ahead with...

Ministry of Justice pay award for 2016
  • 26-Jul-2016 12:22

The Ministry of Justice has issued final details of the 2016 pay award proposals. On-going pay restraint and an overall...

Skills plan for nuclear new build
  • 1-Dec-2016 00:05

A new roadmap for nuclear skills will help to ensure the UK can meet the demand for specialist and generic...

Autumn Statement: civil service must be helped to meet Brexit challenge
  • 17-Nov-2016 14:46

Philip Hammond must address the resourcing crisis in the civil service if the government is to deliver a successful exit...

Capita announces more redundancies at Fera Science Ltd
  • 5-Dec-2016 17:25

Thirty-nine staff in Fera Science Ltd are at risk of redundancy following Capita’s announcement in early December that it needs...

Prospect fights rise in football sexism
  • 10-Nov-2016 18:24

A seminar organised by Women in Football and the TUC discussed the rise in sexism in the football workplace and...

New chief: Let’s bring pride back to DVSA
  • 24-Nov-2016 14:53

Transforming the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency into an organisation that regains its focus on road safety and making it...