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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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6 June 2018

COSLA comment on funeral expenses

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Local authorities understand that bereavement is a stressful time for families, and are committed to making costs as affordable and transparent as...
4 June 2018

COSLA comment on social care debt based on GMB investigation figures

Councillor Peter Johnston, COSLA's Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson said: "It is undeniable that our social care services are under strain from an increase in demand and broad...
1 June 2018

COSLA response to John McLaren comment

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: "As we plan for this year’s discussions about the financial settlement, there is no escaping the fact that the last two settlements...
1 June 2018

COSLA comment on pay campaign - EIS Annual General Meeting 2018

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We have made an offer to all of the local government workforce in line with the public sector pay policy.”
31 May 2018

COSLA comment on transient visitor levy

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We want to strengthen local democracy and local choice and that is why COSLA, on behalf of Scotland’s Council Leaders, will continue make the case for...
30 May 2018

COSLA comment on music tuition

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Each individual local authority will make decisions on instrumental music provision based on local need and circumstance. "Obviously these...
30 May 2018

Scotland's national digital programme for SMEs receives £1.7 million funding boost

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work confirms funding to extend DigitalBoost programmeScotland’s national digital technology training programme, DigitalBoost, has...
30 May 2018

COSLA in EU lobbying success as communities can continue to work together across North Sea

On 29th May the European Commission presented its first EU Regional Fund proposals for post Brexit era (2021-2027). Although the UK will not be part of it, there was considerable...
30 May 2018

Child burial and cremation fees to end

Agreement will remove financial burden from familiesScottish Government and COSLA have agreed to work together to remove all local authority charges for child burials and...
29 May 2018

COSLA response to the latest recommendations from homelessness action group

Councillor Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said:  "I would like to add my thanks once again to the action group for their continued focus on tackling...