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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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Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery plan was informed by advice and recommendations from an independent ... Read More
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Health Pay Campaign 2020

This briefing outlines the next steps of our pay campaign. UNISON has formally requested that the Scottish government reopens discussions about pay this year. Our members' survey told us that ... Read More
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UNISON Demand NHS Pay Talks

UNISON is aware that a number of members have contacted us through Facebook and social media regarding the recent government announcement on pay for Doctors and Dentists.  This announcement deals ... Read More
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Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor of any social care worker who dies in service from ... Read More

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