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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

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Bringing some of Scotland’s 43,000+ long term empty homes back to use can help local authorities to address housing shortages across the country, a new guide published today by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has shown. 'Why Empty Homes Matter' will be launched at the 11th Ann

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Regeneration projects in some of Scotland’s more disadvantaged and rural communities will share more than £25 million of funding. The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will support 22 locally developed place-based projects that tackle inequalities and promote sustainable and inclusive econ

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Scottish local government unions have suspended preparations for industrial action ballots of their memberships ahead of talks next week but have warned that COSLA must “make good” on an improved local government pay offer to avoid strikes. GMB Scotland, the union for local governme

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Eligible families can apply for a Scottish Government grant of at least £120 to help with the cost of school uniforms. The Scottish Government and local authority leaders have reached an agreement to increase the national school clothing grant to a minimum of £120 per eligible primary sc

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Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort. The statements have been agreed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWS

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A new investment programme to help deliver Scotland’s just transition to a net zero emissions economy has been launched. The Green Growth Accelerator will speed up delivery of low carbon infrastructure projects across Scotland and provide extra resources and technical support to local authorit

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Local authorities can now apply to a new £20 million fund launched by the Scottish Government which will help to provide more and better accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities. This funding will help to build experience and skills in Gypsy/Traveller site development by focusing on demon

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Nicola Sturgeon has committed to building 100,000 new homes in the next decade while also promising to support 14,000 jobs a year as part of Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic should the SNP be re-elected. Under the SNP, almost 100,000 homes have been built in Scotland since 200

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A commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour has been agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. Funding of £64.5 million will be committed to ensure adult social care workers will be paid at least the Real Living Wag

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