Briefing 111: Early Learning and Childcare: outdoor learning

The Scottish government has now published its guide for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare. The government

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Briefing 109: Local Government Financial Overview

Audit Scotland published a financial overview of local government finance at the end of 2019. This report gives both an

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Health Responses Uncategorized

Prohibiting Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings

UNISON generally welcomes the principle of introducing new measures to end the practice of smoking on hospital grounds. We agree

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Briefings Health


On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal in Lord Chancellor v McCloud (and others) held that in relation to

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Briefings Uncategorized

Briefing 107 Save from Harm: A Survey of Social Work Staff

This briefing gives an overview of Save From Harm: a survey of social work staff.  The survey looks at the

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Futures News Public Works

Futures edition 26 Autumn 2019

The Autumn 2019 edition of Futures: the newsletter for people who care about public services covers: A Just Transition Working

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Local Government Responses

Pre-Budget Scrutiny: Roads Maintenance in Scotland

There is no doubt that local government has borne the brunt of cuts over the last 10 years. Reports,from COSLA,

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News Responses

Pre-Budget Scrutiny: long-term financial sustainability of local government

It is clear that local government has borne the brunt of cuts over the last 10 years. A range of

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News Pensions Reports

Scottish Pensions Bulletin No 57 July 2019

The latest Scottish Pensions bulletin is now available. The bulletin contains updates on changes to public sector pension schemes. The

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e-brief: local government facts and figures 2019

The Scottish Parliament Information Service (SPICe) has published a new briefing on local government finance.  The paper clearly lays out

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