Responses and Submissions

B&C-logoResponses and submissions to consultations from the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government and other bodies, by the UNISON Scotland Bargaining and Campaigns Team


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Fuel poverty strategy

The Scottish Government is consulting over a new fuel poverty strategy. In this response we make the case for a more ambitious plan that eliminates fuel poverty as quickly as ... Read More
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Evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning Bill

The government states that: “The planning system supports the Scottish government’s purpose of creating a more successful country with opportunities for all to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth.” UNISON ... Read More
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Education Reform Consultation

UNISON does not believe that the proposals contained in the consultation are the best way to tackle the issues in Scottish education. UNISON is disappointed that the responses to original ... Read More
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The Planning Bill

 UNISON is concerned that the Planning Bill is about less regulation of businesses rather than improving lives. Planning was reformed less than 10 years ago. The problems in the system ... Read More
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Impact of EU Exit on health and care

The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee is conducting an inquiry into the impact of EU exit on the health and social care sector. In our submission to the inquiry ... Read More
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‘End period poverty’ member’s Bill consultation response

UNISON Scotland has a large number of women members on low incomes. We are fully supportive of this important proposed Bill. We believe it is essential that all women and ... Read More
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Police custody provisions

The Scottish Parliament Justice Committee is conducting an inquiry into police custody provision. In this submission, we set out the pressures on police staff, known as PCSO's, who work in ... Read More
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Police CCU Investigations

UNISON Scotland submission to the Justice Committee inquiry into Police Scotland complaints handling and the CCU ... Read More
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Immigration and Scotland

The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the impact EU exit might have on immigration to Scotland and how immigration powers should develop. In this UNISON ... Read More
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Response to Scottish National Investment Bank consultation

UNISON welcomes the decision to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). We have long argued that increased public investment is essential and that austerity policies are immensely damaging to ... Read More

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