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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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e brief: Draft Energy Strategy & Just Transition Plan – Scottish Gov Consultation

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on its draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan. This short briefing looks at key aspects of the draft and some of the issues ... Read More
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Briefing 121 – National Care Service Bill: Verdict of Social Work Staff

This briefing looks at the results of UNISON's survey of social work members in which we asked for their views about the National Care Service proposals. A copy of the ... Read More
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Local Government 23-24 Finance – Council Funding Allocations

Scottish councils face enormous funding challenges this year and beyond, with real fears for the impact on vital services. This briefing looks at the Scottish Government’s 2023-24 Budget provisional funding ... Read More
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UNISON Week 343 – NHS and social care in crisis and more

UNISON Week 343 - NHS and social care in crisisand more ... Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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