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2014/08/27 03:09
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It comes as the Scottish Government prepares to cut its bed-blocking target again next April, when no patient will be expected to wait longer than two weeks to be discharged. The Government said it...
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2014/08/25 03:09
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Following the Scottish ­Government's call last month for a "town-centre-first principle" to be adopted, Mr Fraser said: "Of course all that goes against, or is difficult, in the context of short-term...
2014/08/18 03:19
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But care providers have long warned there is a basic incompatibility between this choice and procurement rules councils follow when commissioning services. When they are given budgets for...
2014/08/15 03:09
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Only the Tories raised concerns about the creation of more councils, claiming that while they agreed with increased localism they had reservations about additional costs and "needless...
2014/08/14 06:09
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But debates about reshaping local government too often seem to advocate further emphasising this trend. For years the received wisdom has been that 32 local councils are too many. The last local...
2014/08/14 06:09
2014/08/14 06:09
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In its report, the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy claims a "fundamental review of the structure, boundaries, functions and democratic arrangements for local governance in Scotland" is...
2014/08/13 03:09
2014/08/13 03:09
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They claim it has failed to tackle concerns about a postcode lottery of charging for services by councils, which they have dubbed a "care tax". The three groups have joined 21 other organisations...
2014/08/10 03:09
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Scotland's 250,000 local authority employees typically work a 35-hour week, meaning each of them would be in line for an additional £1872 a year. The total bill to the taxpayer could be £468...
2014/07/27 02:09
2014/07/27 02:09
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The local authority, run by a Labour-led coalition with the Conservatives, has said that while it needs more than £1.3 million to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax in the current financial year,...
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