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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e- brief UNISON Health Team meet the new Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

This week UNISON Scotland health activists and staff met with the new Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care Humza Yousaf. This was a positive first meeting. The Cabinet Secretary ... Read More
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Housing association members: pensions briefing

This pensions briefing explains the key differences between the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) and provides key information on the workings of ... Read More
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FOI Briefing – Introducing FOI / Free Training / Scottish Public Information Forum

It is simple and straightforward for anyone to use their information rights and make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. However, many people might feel a little unsure and could ... Read More
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Independent Review of Adult Social Care – MSP Briefing

The Scottish Parliament debated the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social care on tue feb 16th. This is the briefing UNISON Scotland sent to MSPs ahead of the ... Read More
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CPAG guidance on benefits and £500 bonus

This guide outlines how the £500 bonus for health and care staff affects those who receive Scottish and UK benefits and tax credits. While the £500 bonus for health and ... Read More
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Scottish Council Pensions Report February 2021 (McCloud Judgement)

This is a Pensions Report for Scottish Council on 6 February 2021. It gives further information on the McCloud judgement and the cost of pensions, which affects all public sector ... Read More
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e-brief Report of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

The independent review of adult care has published its report – this briefing provides a short summary of its main findings  and recommendations ... Read More
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NHS Pension Update McCloud Judgement: decision announced on remedy

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) has published a new circular which lays out the UK government’s decision on remedying the discrimination in the 2015 reforms to public service pension ... Read More
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Budget Briefing – Scottish Government Budget 2021/22

Budget Briefing - Scottish Government Budget 2021/22 The Scottish Government announced their proposed budget on 28th Jan 2021. This briefing outlines some of its key features as the impact on ... Read More
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Scottish Government – Programme for Government 2020-21

The Scottish Government has published its programme for 2020-21. This sets out a revised legislative programme and other administrative actions. This briefing highlights the issues likely to have the greatest ... Read More

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