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Manifesto for local government in Scotland 2017

For fairness and democracy: keep it local  Launched at UNISON Scottish council on Saturday 1 April 2017 this is the UNISON

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Public services are top priority for vast majority of Scottish voters, says polling

UNISON launches its manifesto for the local government elections in Scotland today, ‘For fairness and democracy: keep it local’ (1

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Responses

Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee – Oct 2016

Summary: Local government budget It is very difficult to respond to calls for evidence on a budget when there is so

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Briefings

e-Briefing – Council Tax changes 2016

The Scottish Government has published a Statutory Instrument to change the proportion of Council Tax collected at each band. This

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Public Works

Questions for election candidates: Council cuts

This year’s Scottish Government budget allocation to councils has been cut by £500 million in real terms (£349 million in

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UNISON response to Scottish Government council tax announcement today (2 March)

Dave Watson, UNISON head of policy and public affairs said, ‘UNISON welcomes any progress on the council tax freeze. However

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Further cuts to local services not sustainable, says UNISON Scotland

Date: Tuesday 2 February 2016 UNISON Scotland is calling for the Scottish Parliament to use its powers to put more

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Briefings

MSP e-briefing: Local Government Budget – Feb 2016

MSP e-briefing: Local Government Budget – Feb 2016 Cuts to Local Government are Unsustainable Public expenditure in Scotland faces year-on-year

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Briefings

e-briefing: Council Tax Freeze Explained – Jan 2016

 e-briefing: Council Tax Freeze Explained -Jan 2016 The announcement by Moray Council that they are to consider increasing the Council Tax

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Council Connections Local Government

Council Connections 13 – Jan 2016

Draft Budget 2016/17 The big loser in the draft budget is local government. The budget is cut by 3.5% or

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