A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.
The chief executive of North Ayrshire Council Craig Hatton will write to the First Minister and the Depute First Minister to express the council’s "extreme disappointment" with the budget settlement for local government. A motion passed at a special meeting of North Ayrshire Council asks the c
Scotland will not meet its ambitious target of being net zero by 2045 without a more empowered local government sector, with better access to the skills and capital it needs to play its full role in the net zero energy revolution, according to a new report from the Scottish Parliament's net zero, e
The way local government finances are presented by the Scottish Government can lead to raised expectations and a lack of clarity about the reality of what is now possible to deliver on the ground, COSLA said today.
The Scottish Government has decided not to extend rent controls for social housing providers beyond March 2023 with social landlord representatives bodies announcing their members’ plans for below-inflation rent increases for the next financial year. COSLA has issued a statement of intent whic
COSLA has today launched its campaign in advance of the Scottish Budget on 15 December with an ‘SOS call’ to Save our Services.
A bold strategic plan for Scottish local government has been launched by COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) that aims to ensure that councils return to their rightful place at the heart of the governance of Scotland. The new plan was approved by all 32 council leaders at a meeting
Developments which reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and restore nature would be promoted under finalised proposals for long term planning reform. The revised draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications would be assessed
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities' (COSLA) chief executive, Sally Loudon, has announced her intention to step down in Spring 2023. Commenting this afternoon, she said: “I have today given notice of my intention to step down as Chief Executive of COSLA in the Spring of next year.
The Scottish Government's proposals for a National Care Service will mean diverting urgently needed funding for social care towards disruptive structural reform rather than improving services, COSLA said today. The draft legislation currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament would see the
A properly resourced and empowered local government can provide essential support and protection against the cost crisis facing Scotland, COSLA has said ahead of the UK Mini Budget tomorrow. The local authority membership body warned that without adequate funding and flexibility to respond locally,
The Scottish Government’s plans for a National Care Service as they currently stand will not work for service users or communities, according to local government body COSLA. The organisation also warned that, as the Bill stands, it would have a significant impact on the ability of councils to
Councillor Shona Morrison from Moray Council has been elected as the 16th president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) following a meeting of the full Convention in Edinburgh on Friday. Councillor Steven Heddle from Orkney Islands Council was appointed vice-president at the same
Glasgow residents are being warned to beware of scammers trying to take advantage of people worried about the rising cost of living.
There needs to be greater investment in and recognition of the local government workforce if the Scottish Government is to deliver on its key priorities, COSLA said today. Responding to the Scottish Government Spending Review Framework Consultation, the local government body added that the valu