Public service news updates
Situational judgment exercises and online tests for promotion or advancement in the civil service are unfair and a waste of resources because they are only valid for six months, delegates agreed.
Delegates agreed to remit a motion about the apparent failure of civil service employers to raise their ceilings on tax exempt subsistence allowances for hotel accommodation, meals and some travel-related elements following the introduction of regulations in April 2016.
Government policy to free up government-owned land for house building was “nothing more than a political soundbite” said a motion from the Ministry of Defence’s Head Office and Corporate Services branch.
Prospect has welcomed First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon's statement that "next year and in future years we will not assume a 1% pay cap" for public sector workers and her commitment to work with trade unions
Members in the Education and Children’s Services group have been contacting Prospect for advice about the impact of changes to tax legislation on those doing self-employed consultancy work for public sector bodies.