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COSLA operates a 24 hour, 365 day a year media service. The media team issues statements and news about Scottish local government, and campaigns on specific issues. Media enquiries should be directed to David J Kennedy, Head of Media and Communications, 0131 474 9205, davidk@cosla.gov.uk

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5 November 2018

COSLA stresses vital role that Local Government plays in Scottish economy as it calls on the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work to help deliver inclusive growth for our communities.

Ahead of the budget negotiation period, COSLA today (5th November) launched a briefing document entitled Fair Funding for Essential Services 2019/20 which outlines in...
 
25 October 2018

COSLA comment on the UK Government Budget

Speaking ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget statement next week, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said: “Through delivery of essential services – children’s...
 
17 October 2018

COSLA comment on the launch of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Strategic Plan

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Economic development continues to be a leading priority for local authorities, and central to that is inclusive growth tailored to local needs and...
 
16 October 2018

COSLA comment on proposed local government boundary changes in Scotland

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Whenever the number of councils is looked at it is interesting that the perceived wisdom is always less never more.  "This study is the...
 
12 October 2018

2018 winners showcase Scottish Local Government at its very best

The 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured eight Scottish Councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public.East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway,...
 
4 October 2018

COSLA comment on Scottish Government Financial Framework

COSLA's Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, Councillor Stuart Currie, said:"We welcome the publication of the medium term Financial Framework which brings together the...
 
4 October 2018

COSLA response to Teachers Unions rejection of a 3% pay offer backdated to April

Commenting on the Teachers Unions rejection of a 3% pay offer backdated to April, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said:“At a time when the resources...
 
27 September 2018

COSLA comment on Glasgow City Council considering a working group for TVT

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor has welcomed the news that Glasgow City Council is considering setting up a working group by to look at Transient visitor...
 
27 September 2018

COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference to welcome First Minister

Entitled “Our Agenda” the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference gets underway in St. Andrews two weeks today (Thursday 11th, Friday 12th October).This year we are...
 
26 September 2018

Transient visitor tax news release from COSLA

COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor has today (Wednesday) backed the City of Edinburgh Council’s local consultation on their transient visitor levy as...