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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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17 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON NATIONAL CARE HOME CONTRACT

"A COSLA Spokesperson acknowledged that there are issues across the whole of health and social care in recruiting and retaining staff that Local Government are committed to...
 
12 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST PARTY RE: SCHOOL SUBJECTS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “This is a very narrow question designed to get a specific response and we all know that statistics can be made to say what you want them to. ...
 
12 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON RCOT WARNING ON SCOTTISH HEALTH AND CARE

Councillor Peter Johnston COSLA’s Health and Social Work Spokesperson said: “We would absolutely agree with the Royal College of Occupational Therapy’s assessment that something...
 
12 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON SELF-DIRECTED SUPPORT

Councillor Peter Johnston COSLA’s Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson said: “Self-directed Support represents a monumental change to the way social care services are designed and...
 
11 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR EDUCATION REGIONS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “It remains unclear to us what the overall financial implications of these proposals are.“We would expect new and additional cash for any proposed...
 
11 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON CLADDING STANDARDS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local authorities and housing associations have been seeking to reassure our tenants following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. “The cladding...
 
10 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

"The COSLA position, as articulated to DWP via a letter from David O'Neill back in March, (following Council Leaders endorsement) is that in light of the impacts emerging that the...
 
6 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON CYBER CRIME

A COSLA Spokesman said: “This is a fine balancing act for councils. However Scotland’s Councils are well prepared to prevent the type of cyber-attack we saw hit the NHS in the...
 
3 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON SPRINKLERS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS IN SCOTLAND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local authorities and housing associations have been working first and foremost to provide reassurance to tenants following the Grenfell Tower...
 
30 June 2017

COSLA RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT EDUCATION PROPOSALS

Scotland’s Council Leaders today (Friday) raised real concerns about the impact of removing  democratic accountability from Scotland’s education system. Commenting...