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Additional Support Needs

This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ... Read More

Cuts to Local Government Budgets

The Improvement service have published the Local Government Framework Benchmarking Report for 2017/18 .   This annual benchmark report is a useful source ... Read More

UNISON Scotland Newsletter No. 248

Our weekly newsletter covering Mike Kirby's statement after the Scottish Government Budget Bill, the latest edition of Public Service Futures, ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Cuts to Local Government Budgets

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The Improvement service have published the Local Government Framework Benchmarking Report for 2017/18 .   This annual benchmark report is a useful source ...

Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief ...

Planning Reform Bill

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This briefing lays out UNISON's concerns about the new Planning Bill. The Bill has now been significantly amended and will ...

Local Governance Review Events

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The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Additional Support Needs

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This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ...

CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

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There is no doubt that the needs of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not being ...

Building Standards Compliance and Fire Safety

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UNISON generally welcomes proposals to protect the public through strengthening building standards compliance and fire safety. The success of these ...

UNISON’s Response – European Charter on Local Self Government

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All of us rely on the services delivered by local government. From childcare to elderly care, to supporting vulnerable people, ...
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