COSLA

Call for lifting of immigration rules

20/04/2020

Council leaders in England, Scotland and Wales have called for a temporary lifting of the immigration rules that stop some migrants accessing public funds.

Scottish councils warn budget will 'devastate communities'

18/02/2020

Councils in Scotland have warned that efforts to tackle child poverty, climate change or deliver inclusive growth are at risk under the draft budget.

Scottish council chiefs warn budgets at ‘breaking point’

06/01/2020

Local authority leaders in Scotland have today warned Holyrood that council budgets are at ‘breaking point’.

Nearly £1bn cut from Scottish authorities in past eight years

05/02/2019

Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.

Tax reforms and £90m secured in Scottish budget deal

31/01/2019

A £90m windfall for local authorities and moves to reform council tax have been pledged by the Scottish Government.

Unions offered new pay rise to avert strike action

14/09/2018

A new pay offer has been put forward by councils in Scotland in a bid to avert industrial action.

Union rejects Scottish councils' pay offer

20/06/2018

Members of the GMB Scotland trade union have rejected the Scottish local government pay offer, potentially sparking industrial action.

Scottish government under pressure over council pay

22/01/2018

Scotland’s Government is under pressure to reverse planned council budget cuts after MSPs warned ministers created an ‘expectation’ town hall staff would receive pay hikes.

Participatory budgeting given go ahead in Scotland

30/10/2017

Residents in Scotland will be given a say in how £100m of council funds are to be used after a ‘landmark’ agreement was reached between the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

Council considers rejoining COSLA

30/09/2016

The leader of South Lanarkshire Council said he was reconsidering rejoining the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) after it broke away last year.

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The power of local systems to save lives

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.
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