The Accounts Commission’s Local Government overview report published today (Wednesday) clearly recognises that Local Government is having to do more with less.
Commenting on the report Councillor Gail Macgregor, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson said: “We welcome today’s Local Government overview report and appreciate the recognition it gives to the extremely challenging context in which Scotland’s Councils are operating. As well continuing to deliver essential services every day, Local Government is contending with the impacts of COVID, EU Exit and Social Care Reform, as well as demographic pressures, climate change and poverty. All of this is set against an extremely challenging financial context, which has been set out clearly - put simply, the report recognises that Local Government is having to do more with less. We are pleased that the Accounts Commission continues to highlight the need for more funding certainty and stability, which would have positive impacts for both communities and our workforce. As the new term begins for Local Government, COSLA will continue to work constructively with Scottish Government to ensure that Councils get the resources they need to deliver services locally.”