Briefings

B&C-logoLatest UNISON Scotland Briefings from the Bargaining and Campaigns Team. UNISON Scotland Briefings include Bargaining and Policy Briefings for branches on a wide range of policy and employment issues, e-briefings and Legal Updates and briefings for MSPs and MPs and others to represent UNISON policy where decisions are being made.

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Briefing – ScotGov pay policy

The Scottish Government has published its pay policy for the next financial year. This briefing outlines the main provisions and the issues the branches concerned will wish to consider ... Read More
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Briefing – Draft Scottish Budget

Our latest briefing on the draft Scottish budget for the next financial year ... Read More
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Fair funding for local government

  Council services have born the brunt of austerity in Scotland. With the draft Scottish budget due on 14 December, we set out the evidence for a fair funding deal ... Read More
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UK Budget 2017

Our briefing on the UK Autumn Budget 2017 and the implications for UNISON members in Scotland ... Read More
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Assessing the impact of austerity cuts

This e-brief is a reminder for UNISON branches of the importance of cuts impact assessments. Branches and Regional Organisers should ensure CIA Forms are completed/updated regularly for each employer, recording ... Read More
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e-brief Education Reform

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have implications for members not just in schools and nurseries but ... Read More
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Scottish Budget: Role of Income Tax

The Scottish Government has published a discussion document on the role income tax can play in the forthcoming Scottish Budget. Of the new devolved taxation powers income tax is the ... Read More
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Barclay Review and Leisure Trusts

This briefing updates branches on one aspect of the Barclay Review of business rates. The proposal to end the tax exemption for arms length trusts. The Scottish Government has decided ... Read More
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Scottish Government Programme 2017-18

The Scottish Government has published its programme of legislation and administrative actions for the coming parliamentary year. This briefing gives an overview of the programme, highlighting the issues of most ... Read More
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Business rates review

The Scottish Government established a review of business rates that has now reported. This briefing outlines the review's recommendations and the implications for UNISON members ... Read More

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