COSLA News

COSLA response to individual allocations

Commenting following the individual allocations, from the draft Budget, for each of Scotland’s 32 councils today (Monday) COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor said:

“This is not good news for Scottish Local Government and without a rethink from Scottish Government or a Parliamentary intervention it puts at risk the delivery of essential services in the coming year.

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Tue, 18/12/2018 - 09:58

Value of Local Government services not recognised in budget – says COSLA

COSLA said it was disappointed that the value of the essential services provided by Scottish Local Government has not been recognised by the Scottish Government in today’s (Wednesday) budget announcement.

COSLA went on to describe today’s proposed budget as a cash cut to Local Government’s core budget and said that as a priority would use the next few weeks to engage in meaningful dialogue with both Scottish Government and the wider Scottish Parliament.

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Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:02

COSLA Convention meets in East Ayrshire

Leading Councillors from across Scotland will meet in Cumnock, East Ayrshire later this week for COSLA’s Convention.

Hosted by East Ayrshire Council, delegates attending the COSLA Convention will have an opportunity to see first-hand how the Council is transforming and regenerating local communities as part of the Convention programme. 

The full Convention will take place at Dumfries House, Cumnock from 11am on Friday 14 December and a busy agenda awaits debate, discussion and decision by elected members from across Scotland.

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Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:12

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 11

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon said 'There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.'

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Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:01

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 11

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon said 'There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.'

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Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:01

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 10

As this year’s 16 Days Campaign draws to an end, COSLA highlights some of the events and initiatives delivered by Violence Against Women Partnerships (VAWPs) across Scotland in the second week of the campaign, to raise awareness of the suffering that gendered violence causes and the role that our communities play in recognising it, preventing it and supporting victims.

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Fri, 07/12/2018 - 11:01

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 9

Local Government has an important role to play in tackling violence against women and girls.

 

COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Cllr Kelly Parry says, “as co-owner of the Equally Safe Strategy COSLA takes its responsibilities seriously but it is only by working together across every area of Scottish life that we will successfully prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

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Thu, 06/12/2018 - 12:40

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 8

COSLA is working with Close the Gap in the development of an Employer Accreditation Programme to support the implementation of the Equally Safe Strategy.

The Employer Accreditation Programme, the first of its kind in the UK, will focus on areas core to addressing women’s inequality in the labour market, preventing violence against women in the workplace, and supporting survivors at work.  

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Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:51

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 7

‘Everyday Heroes is a Programme designed by a group of young and adult experts on gender-based violence to help make Scotland a safer and more equal country. It was developed to make sure that children and young people could participate in planning for action to inform the implementation of the Equally Safe Strategy across Scotland.

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Tue, 04/12/2018 - 13:15

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 6

Equally Safe is Scotland’s strategy to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls: this includes human trafficking and exploitation.

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Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:25