Responses and Submissions

B&C-logoResponses and submissions to consultations from the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government and other bodies, by the UNISON Scotland Bargaining and Campaigns Team


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Response: Scottish Government Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement – April 2020

UNISON believes much greater government intervention is needed in offshore wind deployment, if we are to achieve the scale of developments needed, and with the urgency that is required, to ... Read More
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Response: Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes – April 2020

UNISON Scotland supports mandatory standards for improving energy efficiency, backed by a regulatory system. But the emphasis should be on encouraging and supporting householders rather than punitive action.  We need ... Read More
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UNISON Submission to Policing Sub Cttee capital resourcing inquiry (Post Budget)

After police stations began to literally fall apart last year, Holyrood's Justice Committee began an inquiry into capital spending in Police Scotland. This was part of their pre budget scrutiny ... Read More
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Response: Planning Performance and Fees February 2020

UNISON has been raising concerns about problems in planning departments for some time. We published papers based on surveys of members about the issues as long ago as 2013. Many ... Read More
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Evidence: School Counsellors

UNISON welcomes the recognition that children and young people require support for their mental wellbeing. We are concerned that the government is too focused on being seen to do something ... Read More
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Prohibiting Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings

UNISON generally welcomes the principle of introducing new measures to end the practice of smoking on hospital grounds. We agree that the current smoke free policies have had some impact ... Read More
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Consultation Response on Freedom of Information coverage extension

This is the UNISON Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on  extending coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. (FOISA) UNISON's interest in FOI includes our campaigns ... Read More
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Consultation response on the role of Public Sector Bodies in tackling climate change

This is the UNISON Scotland response to the Scottish Government's consultation on  the role of Public Sector Bodies in tackling climate change. UNISON is very concerned that the austerity funding ... Read More
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Pre-Budget Scrutiny: Roads Maintenance in Scotland

There is no doubt that local government has borne the brunt of cuts over the last 10 years. Reports,from COSLA, the Local Government Benchmarking Report, Accounts Commission and SPICe, confirm ... Read More
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Pre-Budget Scrutiny: long-term financial sustainability of local government

It is clear that local government has borne the brunt of cuts over the last 10 years. A range of reports, while using different methodologies, confirm the significant financial pressures ... Read More

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