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Prospect reps at the James Hutton Institute met Scotland’s deputy first minister, John Swinney, to discuss the proposed redundancies at the Institute, the impact on staff and the organisation and the financial challenges it faces.

Management at the James Hutton Institute has announced a consultation on a redundancy and restructuring programme that is expected to lead to a significant job cuts  

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Prospect is calling on Scotland's Rural College and the Scottish Government to urgently review proposals to close regional post-mortem facilities resulting in the loss of key scientific, research and analytical expertise vital for disease control.

The prime minister has announced that he wishes to make it easier for top scientists to come to the UK and work.

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The new prime minister has announced the recruitment of 20,000 police officers but without investment in other services it will have limited impact.