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Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.
A £90m windfall for local authorities and moves to reform council tax have been pledged by the Scottish Government.
A new pay offer has been put forward by councils in Scotland in a bid to avert industrial action.
Members of the GMB Scotland trade union have rejected the Scottish local government pay offer, potentially sparking industrial action.
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.
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.
The leader of South Lanarkshire Council said he was reconsidering rejoining the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) after it broke away last year.