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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,

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20 September 2018

COSLA response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report

COSLA response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on impact of EEA migration in the UK published this week. Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing...
19 September 2018

COSLA comment on local government pension funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We know that administering authorities and pension funds take their responsibilities seriously and operate within both their legal and fiduciary duties...
18 September 2018

COSLA comment on community council funding

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Decisions such as these are rightly and properly a matter for local determination. Absolutely up to each local authority to decide the amount of...
18 September 2018

COSLA President comment on Brexit readiness

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: "COSLA’s position was a strong one for remaining a member of the EU."However we started contingency planning with and on behalf of...
18 September 2018

DigitalBoost doubles up on award nominations

DigitalBoost, the support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills, has been shortlisted for two major business awards.Delivered by...
16 September 2018

The value of local government staff recognised with £350 million pound offer to workforce

COSLA today (Monday) said that the £350 million pound offer that Scotland’s Council Leaders have put on the table for the entire local government workforce, at a time of...
14 September 2018

COSLA comment on equal pay claims

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Councils are aware of both the LGPS REGS and the relevant SPPA advice note. It is for each employer to consider the appropriate method of settlement...
14 September 2018

COSLA comment on National Care Home Contract rate

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "It is not appropriate to compare the National Care Home Contract rate with the figures obtained by CEO of Renaissance Care – doing so does not reflect...
14 September 2018

COSLA comment on public sector budget cuts

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Cuts to the local government budget have a detrimental impact on the essential services Councils deliver And this impacts local communities and local...
13 September 2018

COSLA comment on school attendance

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scottish Local Authorities support children and their families to make the best of their time in school and attendance is a key part of this work....