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MPs’ plan to strip Environment Agency of flooding role is misguided

Prospect members in the Environment Agency have rejected a proposal from a group of MPs to strip the organisation of its role in managing flood risk, saying that a shake-up of current structures would be a costly distraction from key priority of protecting lives, homes and livelihoods.
Flooded road

London Waste offer 2.5% pay increase for 2016

  • 16 May 2016
  • Pay
Prospect has concluded negotiations with London Waste on the 2016 pay offer. The company offered a 2.3% increase to basic pay and bonus payments of up to £550, based on meeting key performance indicators (KPIs).  

Specialists condemn Cabinet Office redundancy consultation

Prospect, the specialists’ and managers’ union, has reacted with fury at the “consultation” document issued by the Cabinet Office today on changes to civil service severance and redundancy terms.

Global action needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The United Nations' conference in December aims to reach the first global agreement on climate change

Environment reps can help Scotland achieve emissions targets

The Scottish Climate Change Act 2009 set a target to reduce Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The act also established an interim target to reduce emissions by at least 42% by 2020.