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COSLA budget comment

Commenting on today's Budget, Councillor Kelly Parry COSLA's Community Wellbeing Spokesperson said: “COSLA is delighted to see that Government has listened to what COSLA and others have been saying and has brought forward changes in the budget to address fundamental flaws in Universal Credit.
 

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Wed, 22/11/2017 - 17:15

Tackling Inequality Requires a Properly Resourced Scottish Local Government

If we are serious about tackling inequalities in Scotland, and promoting inclusive growth, then we must have a properly resourced local government to deliver the essential services that enable this to happen - COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor told the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government Committee this morning (Wednesday).

Councillor Macgregor said:

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Wed, 22/11/2017 - 11:32

COSLA calls for fair funding for Scottish Local Government

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget statement next week, COSLA today (Thursday) launched a 10-page factual document entitled “Fair Funding for Essential Services” laying out the case for a fair settlement for local government.

Commenting as she launched the document COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said:  “Enough is enough, Scottish Local Government can no longer be the poor relation of the Scottish Public Sector.

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Thu, 16/11/2017 - 00:00

All levels of government must work together to address climate change – says COSLA.

Cllr Steven Heddle, COSLA Spokesperson for Economy and Environment, attending the UN COP 23 meeting in Bonn said that all levels of government must work together to address climate change, if we are to meet the Paris CO2 target.  

 

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Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:34

MORE CHOICES FOR COMMUNITIES

Landmark Agreement with COSLA Reached

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Sun, 29/10/2017 - 09:00

2017 WINNERS SHOWCASE THE BEST OF SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The 2017 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured eight Scottish Councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public.
 
Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, and Renfrewshire all took first place in their award categories, alongside a double win for North Ayrshire Council. Dundee City Council scooped the Chairman’s Award, while Clackmannanshire Council achieved the Excellent People, Excellent Outcomes Award. Stirling Council picked up the SOLACE Best Team Award, and Aberdeenshire Council won the Scottish Government Award for Delivering Excellence.

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Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:48

TOMORROW’S WORLD - COSLA AND IMPROVEMENT SERVICE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

Entitled “Tomorrow’s World” the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference gets underway in Crieff later this week (Thursday 5th, Friday 6th October).

The keynote event in the Scottish Local Government Calendar, “Tomorrow’s World” will be bold in its aspiration and will be dynamic in its execution.

Taking place over two days on Thursday and Friday this week – the event will encapsulate the opportunities and challenges Scottish Local Government faces over the next five years.

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Mon, 02/10/2017 - 12:57

A WAY FORWARD FOR IMPROVEMENT-FOCUSED COLLABORATION IN EDUCATION IS AGREED

Today (Friday) the Leaders of Scotland’s Councils agreed the outcome of constructive dialogue between local government and the Scottish Government which delivers a collective commitment to collaborative working on educational improvement.

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Fri, 29/09/2017 - 12:32

COSLA COMMENT ON LAUNCH OF SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S 'NUISANCE CALLS COMMISSION ACTION PLAN'

Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA’s Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing and Chair of the Trading Standards Scotland Governance Board said:

 “I warmly welcome the launch of the Nuisance Calls Action Plan today which clearly demonstrates the importance of partnership working.

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Mon, 11/09/2017 - 08:18

A DAY IN THE LIFE: COSLA CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Sally Loudon - Chief Executive COSLA

Sally Loudon - Chief Executive of COSLA

"Like all Chief Executive jobs there is no typical day or week; it’s the variety of challenges and opportunities that makes my job interesting and invigorating. I’ve been working in local government for a long time, yet I still never fail to be struck by the sheer diversity of the incredible services that councils deliver every day.

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Wed, 30/08/2017 - 11:29