COSLA



Councils to share additional £257m to help tackle COVID-19

Councils across Scotland are to receive a share of £257.6 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 24 June 2020

Joint letter to housing sector on voids processing

A letter has been issued to the housing sector on the importance of bringing empty properties back into use and support for victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Published 1 June 2020

New domestic abuse guidance and support for councils

Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 20 May 2020

18,000 businesses benefit from coronavirus support grants

More than £215 million has been awarded to over 18,000 Scottish business ratepayers in just two weeks to help firms combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, new figures have revealed.

Published 20 April 2020

Immediate wage increase and sick pay provision for social care staff

Social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from April 1.

Published 14 April 2020

Scottish Government offers emergency help for worse affected by coronavirus

People most at risk from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak are to receive further support following emergency investment in crucial services and £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food Fund.

Published 7 April 2020

Council budgets 'at breaking point', warns COSLA

Years without fair funding for local government in Scotland has meant that councils' budgets are at breaking point, COSLA president Alison Evison has warned.

Published 7 January 2020

Scottish Regeneration Fund analysis reflects positive impact

An evaluation of the Scottish Government's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has found that the projects which received support from the fund have had a positive impact on Scottish communities.

Published 7 January 2020

Jennifer Jack: Knocking on the door of the empty homes conundrum at COSLA conference

Harper Macleod’s Jennifer Jack discusses the COSLA conference taking place in St Andrews this week and the powers local authorities have to get empty homes back into use.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Government announces £3m action plan to tackle challenges in Gypsy/Traveller community

The Scottish Government has launched a £3 million action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community.

Published 10 October 2019

100 formerly homeless people have their own home with Housing First Scotland

A ground-breaking response to homelessness in Scotland has reached a milestone with more than 100 people having a home of their own along with appropriate support.

Published 23 August 2019

Rapid Rehousing funding increased by £9m

An additional £9 million of funding will be provided to local authorities to prevent homelessness and help people into more permanent accommodation.

Published 18 July 2019

Review finds strong support for community devolution of powers

New powers across areas of health, environment and leisure services could be given to local communities after initial findings from a review into the devolution of local powers show that people overwhelmingly want more say about how public services are run in their area.

Published 21 May 2019

Collaborative workshops launched to explore offsite construction of affordable homes

The first of a series of collaborative workshops to explore ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes has been launched at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) by housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 3 May 2019

Extra £80m funding to help councils deliver affordable homes

The Scottish Government has made an additional £80 million available over the next two years to help councils deliver affordable homes.

Published 1 May 2019