Briefings

Local Government Budget Cuts

This briefing aims to provide some clarity for branches round the proposed budget. The local government budget is finally getting

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Press Release
News Press release

Support staff struggling to maintain standards for pupils because of cuts, says UNISON report

Lack of time, resources and heavy workloads mean support staff are struggling to maintain standards for pupils in Scotland. That

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Press Release
Local Government News Press release

UNISON lobby Scottish Parliament to call for fair funding for Scotland’s councils

Scotland’s largest trade union will join with other public service unions tomorrow (Thursday) to call for an end to public

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Briefings

e-briefing – Local Government 2016 – Audit Scotland Overview

Audit Scotland has published its annual overview of the financial state of local government in Scotland. In accountancy terms councils

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Briefings

Briefing 082 Policy – Tackling the housing crisis in Scotland – November 2016

KEY POINTS: * Investment in social housing – including council housing – is the key to addressing Scotland’s housing crisis. * The

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Briefings

E-briefing – Autumn Statement and Scotland – Nov 2016

This briefing highlights the main implications of the UK Autumn Statement for UNISON members in Scotland. While the £800m additional capital

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Responses

Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee – Oct 2016

Summary: Local government budget It is very difficult to respond to calls for evidence on a budget when there is so

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Responses

A Scottish approach to taxation: UNISON Scotland Submission to Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Inquiry – Sep 2016

A Scottish approach to taxation: UNISON Scotland’s Submission to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Inquiry – Sep 2016 PDF UNISON is

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Public Works

Scottish Parliament Information Center latest Profile Local Government in Scotland

  SPICe Briefing Financial Scrutiny Unit Local Government in Scotland  2016    

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Briefings

Briefing 079 Bargaining – Police Best Value – July 2016

KEY POINTS: Police Scotland is failing to provide Best Value because of unrealistic targets to maintain an arbitrary minimum number

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