Briefings

Briefing 63: Policy – Smith Commission on Devolution

KEY POINTS: Greater fiscal autonomy through devolution of income and other taxes. Barnett formula remains although new borrowing powers and

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Briefings

Briefing 62: Policy – Scottish Government Legislative Programme 2014-15

KEY POINTS: There will be a new commission on alternatives to the council tax but the freeze remains in place

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Responses

Community Energy Policy Statement response

Community energy provides an opportunity to diversify Scotland’s energy ownership from the dominance of big energy companies. The draft Community

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Briefings

Briefing 61: Policy – Bargaining – NHS Finances

KEY POINTS: Audit Scotland highlight significant financial pressures on health boards Spending per head decreased since 2009/10 Capital funding cut

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Briefings Damage Reports

Under pressure – Scotland’s occupational therapists speak out

UNISON Scotland has surveyed our members working in occupational therapy across Scotland to assess their view of the current state,

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Briefings

e-briefing: Draft Scottish Budget 2015-16

While the headlines in the budget are around the fiscally neutral new taxes, it is the budget allocations that matter

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Responses

Scottish Government Draft Budget 2015-16 response

In this brief response we provide some key background context and concentrate on spending relating to the three National Performance

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Briefings

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

The principles of health and care integration are set out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. However, the

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Briefings Damage Reports

The price of everything and the value of wages

“I just get by. Normally I am really struggling by week three. If my bills and rent go up any

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