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Briefing 128 – Local Government Finance Stats and Budget Estimates 2022-24

Figures showing provisional expenditure totals for 2022-23 and budget estimates for 2023-24 for local government in Scotland have been published. The Scottish Government statistical publication 'Local Government 2022-23 Provisional Outturn ... Read More
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National Care Service – the one we need and the one on offer

UNISON Scotland has outlined our  vision of what a National Care Service should look like. It is very different to the legislation that the Scottish Government is trying to put ... Read More
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Year of Black Workers campaign briefing

2023 is UNISON’s Year of Black Workers. This year is about tackling racism and improving the working conditions and opportunities for Black workers in Scotland. This briefing sets out our ... Read More
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Briefing 127 – Scottish Household Survey 2021

This briefing looks at some key findings of the Scottish Household Survey 2021. This is a general population survey carried out since 1999. It provides figures on public attitudes on ... Read More
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Briefing 126 – Local Government Overview Report 2023

This briefing is on the May 2023 Audit Scotland Local Government Overview report for the Accounts Commission. The report looks at how well placed councils are to deal with current ... Read More
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Briefing 125 – Occupational Therapists and a National Social Work Agency

This briefing is about the intended remit of the proposed National Social Work Agency. This remit includes workforce matters and UNISON is engaged with the Scottish Government around this. Occupational ... Read More
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Briefing 124 – A National Social Work Agency

The Scottish Government proposes to create a National Social Work Agency. It would sit within government as part of a National Care Service and provide national leadership, coordination and support ... Read More
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Briefing123 – Scottish Government Public Sector Pay Policy 2023-24

The Scottish Government have published their pay policy for 2023 -24. This briefing outlines the main elements of the policy, both wage and non-wage related. It also outlines the way ... Read More
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Local Government Finance Settlement 2023/24 / Statistics for 2021/22

This E briefing provides updates, including on the Local Government Settlement, from a number of recent reports with information and stats on local government finance. These include the Scottish Government ... Read More
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Briefing – National Care Service Stage 1 Committee conclusions.

Holyrood Committees have been looking at the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill ahead  of the Stage 1 vote on the Bill. It's fair to say that they don't much like ... Read More

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