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Briefing 99 Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme Review

There is a consultation going on about a possible restructuring of Scottish Local Government Pensions schemes. The aim is to ...
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Local Governance Review: Democracy Matters

In December 2017, the Scottish government and COSLA jointly launched a Local Governance Review. The aim is to make sure ...
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Fairer Scotland Duty

The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in April this year. The Scottish government has published interim guidance for public ...
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Local Government Pay Claim

UNISON members have suffered a real terms pay cut over the last ten years. Despite the news headlines following the ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

The provision of a free at the point of use public childcare service has been a demand of the trade ...
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Pupils with Additional Support Needs

UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs (ASN). Children ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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