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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, or Sean Torrens, Policy Assistant (Media and Communications), 0131 474 9215, 

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4 April 2019

COSLA comment on business rates

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "COSLA welcomed the powers to reduce business rates under the Community Empowerment Act. However as we cautioned at the time, Councils could only...
3 April 2019

COSLA comment on Brexit

"There is no doubt that Councils are incurring significant additional costs right now in preparation for Brexit. "Our budget settlement made no mention of it including...
29 March 2019

Council Leaders avert strike action

Scotland’s council leaders have today (Friday) voted in favour of offering a revised pay offer to the teaching workforce at a COSLA meeting in East Lothian. COSLA Resources...
25 March 2019

COSLA comment on compulsory purchase orders

Councillor Alison Evison, COSLA President said: "We are pleased to see that the law is being used to clear some of the worst housing practice and to improve the circumstances of...
25 March 2019

COSLA comment on Frank's Law

Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA's Health and Social Care Spokesperson said: "The specific Scottish Government guidance for Free Personal Care has been comprehensively revised by...
25 March 2019

COSLA Convention Meets in Musselburgh

Scotland’s leading Councillors will arrive in Musselburgh later this week as COSLA’s full Convention meets in East Lothian. Hosted by East Lothian Council, COSLA’s Convention...
21 March 2019

COSLA comment on littering

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "COSLA developed last year, together with the Scottish Government, new guidance on dealing with litter. This encourages a focus on prevention and making...
21 March 2019

COSLA response to Accounts Commission Overview Report

COSLA has welcomed the report out today (Thursday) from the Accounts Commission which chimes heavily with similar recent reports showing that despite substantial cuts in funding...
8 March 2019

Friday 8 March 2019 marks International Women’s Day

People all over the world will take part in activities and events celebrating women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements while calling for a more gender-...
7 March 2019

£20m of support for regeneration in local communities

More than 600 jobs to be created or supported.Communities across Scotland are to benefit from a share of £20.4m to support local regeneration activity.A total of 18 projects are...