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26 February 2018

COSLA welcomes initial recommendations from the Poverty and Inequality Commission

Cllr Elena Whitham, COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson and Cllr Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young Persons Spokesperson jointly stated:"COSLA welcomes the initial...
21 February 2018

Scottish Local Government needs long term sustainable funding

Scottish Local Government needs long term sustainable funding COSLA has said.COSLA reiterated that pay remains a major issue now that expectations have been raised by the removal...
19 February 2018

Pay remains a major issue, says COSLA

COSLA has said that it will be fully pressing the Scottish Government to make sure that additional resources for local government are built into future budgets.COSLA added that...
15 February 2018

COSLA comment on the Audit Scotland Early Learning and Childcare Report

Councillor Stephen McCabe, COSLA Spokesperson for Children and Young People, today (Thursday) welcomed the publication of the Audit Scotland report into Early Learning and...
12 February 2018

Councils continue to perform well for communities despite sharp reduction in spend.

Scotland’s Councils continue to perform well for their communities in terms of service delivery despite a sharp reduction in their finances according to a new report out today (...
9 February 2018

COSLA comment on homelessness

COSLA's Community Wellbeing spokesperson Cllr Whitham commented: "Councils recognise stable housing is critical to families and individuals. Getting it wrong means children’s...
8 February 2018

COSLA comment on care visits

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "We would not take a view on the merit of 15 minute visits in isolation because they can be an important part of a wider package of care. Furthermore,...
31 January 2018

The value of local government services given more recognition in the budget deal

COSLA today (Wednesday) said that the deal agreed between Derek Mackay and the Scottish Greens puts local government in an improved position over that of the proposed settlement...
30 January 2018

COSLA comment on free nursery care provision

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We are working closely with Scottish Government to cost the delivery of 1140 hours of early learning and childcare, under a model where funding will...
30 January 2018

COSLA response to consultation on proposed Education Bill

Commenting as the COSLA Response was submitted this morning (Tuesday), COSLA's Children and Young People Spokesperson Councillor Stephen McCabe said:  "COSLA have been...