COSLA held a Special Meeting of Council Leaders on Friday 19th August, 2022. Following the meeting, COSLA Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Katie Hagmann commented:
“Following Leaders Special meeting today [Friday 19th August] they have mandated me to move forward with our trade union partners on the basis of an offer that raises the overall value to 5% and in addition raises the Scottish Local Government Living Wage to £10.50.
In doing so, Leaders have reaffirmed the need for a discussion with Scottish Government on how they can support Councils by providing flexibilities and long term funding support. This will limit the risk to public services and the impact on communities.”