Briefings

B&C-logoLatest UNISON Scotland Briefings from the Bargaining and Campaigns Team. UNISON Scotland Briefings include Bargaining and Policy Briefings for branches on a wide range of policy and employment issues, e-briefings and Legal Updates and briefings for MSPs and MPs and others to represent UNISON policy where decisions are being made.

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Health Protection In Children and Young People Settings (including Education)

Public Health Scotland (PHS) has published health protection guidance for children and young people settings, including education. The impact of poor infection controls leading to illness among staff has been a ... Read More
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Investing in Planning – seeking input from members in planning departments

Scottish Government consultation on resourcing Scotland’s planning system - feedback invited to inform UNISON response The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for “an efficient, effective and well-resourced planning system.” ... Read More
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Ending Conversion Practices Consultation UNISON Submission

This is our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on a proposed Bill outlawing conversion practices ( often called 'conversion therapy'). The proposal by Scottish Government will make it an ... Read More
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Briefing 142 Local Government Funding Settlement 2024-25

This briefing is on the Local Government Funding Settlement for 2024-25. It includes details of every council's financial allocation. Local government funding is in crisis. Urgent council tax reform is ... Read More
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Briefing 141 – National Care Service Bill Update

The General Principles of the National Care Service Bill were approved by Parliament on 29 February. This briefing summarises where things stand and what happens next ... Read More
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MSP Briefing – National Care Service (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 vote

UNISON has urged MSPs not to vote for the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill. The Scottish people have a right to expect that their parliament will operate to the highest ... Read More
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Briefing 140 – National Social Work Agency Update

This briefing sets out the current proposals for a National Social Work Agency. These plans are still under discussion and may be subject to further change. The briefing highlights work ... Read More
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Briefing 139 – National Care Service: Revised Government Plans

The Scottish Government has radically revised its plans for a National Care Service.   This follows negotiations with COSLA and the NHS over the summer of 2023. The new plans were ... Read More
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Briefing 138: Local Government 24-25 Finance: Council Funding Allocations

This briefing looks at local government finances, focusing on the provisional funding allocations to Scottish councils for 2024/25 and the overall context of a serious crisis and the need for ... Read More
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Briefing 137: Draft Scottish Budget 2024-25

The Scottish Government published their draft budget for 2024-25 in December. This briefing looks at the main features and implications for public services ... Read More

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