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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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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...
 
30 June 2017

COSLA PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT ELECTED

Councillor Alison Evison (Labour, Aberdeenshire) has been elected as the 15th President of COSLA and only the third female President of the organisation following a meeting of the...
 
28 June 2017

MORE TRAINEE NURSES AND MIDWIVES

National workforce plan for future NHS staffing.An estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places will be created over the next four years as part of wide-ranging...
 
28 June 2017

COSLA COMMENT ON THE NATIONAL NHS WORKFORCE PLAN

Cllr Peter Johnston, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said: “We welcome working in partnership with the Scottish Government on the development of a National...
 
28 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE - INCREASING INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We welcome the announcement by Scottish Government that recognises that local authorities have increased their spending in education – over and above...
 
22 June 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO QUERY ON UNPAID COUNCIL TAX

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: "Councils have an excellent track record in collecting unpaid Council Tax, as the published collection rate underlines. Let us be clear it is...