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Public service documents

Budget 2020 - initial briefing   info
The 2020 Budget was presented in the face of a rapidly evolving awareness of the likely economic and social impact of the global Coronavirus outbreak. Headline announcements focused on relatively short-term measures to mitigate this impact, but the budget also contained significant developments of policy plans set out in the Conservative Party manifesto and election campaign. This briefing focuses on elements likely to be of particular interest to Prospect and Bectu sectors and members. Contents • Introduction • Economic outlook • Freelancers • Public services • Announcements and developments relevant to key sectors o Energy o Environment and Food o Heritage o IT & telecoms o Public services o Science o Transport
 12 March 2020 

Prospect letter to CST on Public Sector Pensions   info
Prospect letter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury urging the Government to lift the 'pause' on the valuations of public sector pension schemes and to allow the Cabinet Office to introduce the SAB recommendations under the cost cap mechanism.
 20 February 2020 

Bullying and harassment of House of Commons Staff   info
A circular to the PSSEC regarding the Parliamentary Commission now consulting on introducing a new independent panel of experts with the power to determine cases and decide on sanctions.
 18 February 2020 

Submission to Cabinet Office on Member Pension Contributions   info
Cabinet Office consultation on proposed amendments to the Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014 (“CSOPS”) and the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme 1974 (“PCSPS”) to set member contributions rates from 1 April 2020.
 17 February 2020 

PSSEC update   info
This circular provides an update as to the discussions at the most recent PSSEC on key matters.
 16 October 2019 

Spending Round 2019   info
A circular providing information on a briefing produced by Prospect on the 2019 Spending Round.
 09 September 2019 

Spending Round - initial summary   info
The 2019 Spending Round sets non-capital (or “Resource”) budgets for all government departments for the financial year 2020-21, determining how much money departments and associated arms length bodies have to spend on pay, recruitment, and other running costs for that year.
 05 September 2019 

Public services sector conference decisions 2019   info
Record of decisions on motions debated at Prospect's public services sector conference 2019
 13 August 2019 

Standards for professionals in education and children's services in England   info
Standards for professionals in education and children’s services aims to underpin the definition and development of their roles, the services that they deliver and the professional actions they undertake.
 05 July 2019 

Spending Review - background and prospects - May 2019   info
The Government is due to conduct a Spending Review in 2019. This will have major consequences for the jobs, pay and working conditions of everyone working in Government Departments, Agencies, NDPBs, and the wider public sector, as well as wider consequences for the UK’s public services and economy. This briefing sets out key background to the Spending Review and current expectations and questions about the direction it may take.
 22 May 2019 


Civil servants deserve better   info
A5 recruitment leaflet, produced to coincide with Civil Service Live 2019

Prospect's vision for a modern public service   info
Our vision for public services that will meet the challenges of the 2020s and beyond, and our plan for building the workforce that can deliver it