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Futures Autumn 2017

This edition of Futures gives an overview of the new Scottish government programme in areas which could impact on UNISON members. In particular education reform, childcare expansion, the proposed socio-economic duty and the Barclay Review of non domestic rates

Futures Summer 2017 edition 19

 This edition of Public Service Futures contains an update on control of councils following the elections, a look at what UNISON believes the new council leadership should be focusing on and an update on fracking in Scotland.

Public Service Futures Spring 2017

 The latest edition of Public Service Futures includes articles on: public sector reform, reducing poverty and inequality, new research on health inequalities, introducing high quality childcare and the latest information on the local government budget. 

Futures number 17 autumn/winter 2016

 Latest edition of Futures covering the Scottish government’s plans for the upcoming year, the possibilities of a new Scottish approach to taxation, the consultaitons on expanding childcare, education governance and the new Child Poverty Bill.  The Scottish government is holding consultation events across the country on planned changes to schoos and childcare governance. Details of events […]

Futures:for people who care about public services Summer 2016

 Issue 16 contains our latest research paper detailing why Scotland needs “an urgent exit form austerity”, update on the Scottish Government’s new powers and their plans for childcare and council tax reform

Public Service Futures 15 – Winter 2016

Public Service FUTURES Issue 15 – Winter 2016: There is an alternative; Grappling with cuts; Procurement and tax dodgers; Anti-poverty childcare; …and more PublicServiceFutures15_Winter2016.pdf

Public Service Futures Issue 13 – Autumn 2015

 PublicServiceFutures13_Autumn2015 Public Service FUTURES Issue 13 – Autumn 2015: Scottish Govt Programme… The new bills of most interest to UNISON members include… Anti-TU Bill: The Trade Union Bill is an unwarranted interference in devolved public services and will wreck the modern approach to industrial relations in Scotland. Power to the People: Local energy production offers some […]

Public Service Futures Issue 12 – Spring 2015

PublicServiceFutures12_Spring2015 Public Service FUTURES Issue 12 – Spring 2015: It’s a Public Services election… Public services are the number one election issue for the majority of Scottish voters. Let’s Talk Pay: The state of pay in Britain The Cupboard is Bare: Fiscal Affairs Scotland analysis of the savings councils are being forced to make …and […]

Public Service Futures Issue 11 – Winter 2015

PublicServiceFutures11_Winter2015 Public Service FUTURES Issue 11 – Winter 2015: Cuts and more cuts: Analysis of Osborne’s Autumn Statement Fatter cats: The bosses’ big pay packets Inequality in Scotland: New report Metropoles: France’s city regions …and more PublicServiceFutures11_Winter2015 PDF

Public Service FUTURES Issue 10 – Autumn 2014

PublicServiceFutures10_Autumn2014 Public Service FUTURES  Issue 10 – Autumn 2014: Delivering Equality: COSLA Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy final report Re-inventing our economy: So it works for people and the planet Outsourcing the Cuts: The cuts are being passed directly on to low-paid workers How Safe is Your Dinner? Government must ensure Food Standards Scotland focuses […]