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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 or Sean Torrens, Policy Assistant (Media and Communications), 0131 474 9215, sean@cosla.gov.uk 

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24 January 2020

Family leave for councillors

The role of being a Councillor and having the privilege of representing your community should be open to all COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said today (Friday)....
 
17 January 2020

Role of councils in meeting climate change targets will be undermined without fair funding

The key role of local authorities in meeting ambitious climate change targets for 2045 will be undermined unless the Scottish Government provides a fair settlement for councils in...
 
16 January 2020

The Wellbeing of Scotland's citizens at risk COSLA warns

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has signalled that the wellbeing of Scotland’s citizens is at risk in this year’s budget.Councils are worried that if the...
 
15 January 2020

We risk another generation of children growing up in poverty warn councils

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has expressed alarm that a generation of Scottish children could continue to live in poverty and be unable to realise their...
 
14 January 2020

Well-resourced councils crucial to inclusive economic growth

The membership body for Scotland’s councils has highlighted the role of local authorities in creating and supporting economic growth that works for all of our citizens. The...
 
13 January 2020

COSLA welcomes budget announcement as finance secretary responds to councils' pressure

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of an early Scottish Budget.COSLA has been calling on the Cabinet...
 
13 January 2020

COSLA kicks off Scottish Budget campaign with warning to all

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has launched a campaign to persuade the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP to invest in Scotland’s councils before it is too...
 
8 January 2020

Time to act or communities will suffer

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has warned the Scottish Government that it risks causing further suffering amongst Scotland’s communities if it does not adequately...
 
7 January 2020

COSLA writes to chancellor to warn of significant risks to councils over budget delay

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has warned the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the deep risk facing Scotland’s Councils as a result of delaying a UK Budget...
 
6 January 2020

Budgets are at breaking point warns COSLA President

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison has today (Monday) warned that years without fair funding for Scottish Local Government has meant that councils’ budgets are at breaking...