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The Scottish Government is to consider narrowing the definition of fuel poverty to target the most needy. Fuel poverty is currently defined as when more than 10% of household income is spent on heating, and it affects around 845,000 - or 35% - of homes in Scotland. The level has…
More than 40,000 violent assaults against public service workers in Scotland have been recorded in the past decade, according to a survey. Unison's annual Violence at Work Survey 2016 launched on Friday showing a rise of 20,000 to 40,000 violent assaults against public service and local authority workers in the…
A "perfect storm" is brewing for the nursing workforce following a "boom and bust" approach to staffing, the profession has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland has called on ministers to take action, arguing that modest increases in nursing and midwifery staff are not keeping up with demand.…
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said greater access to mental health support is urgently needed to counter a rise in online "bully culture". Ms Davidson has called for "vigorous" government action to tackle the pressures social media can bring to bear, particular on young people. Delivering the Williamson Lecture…
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