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Local authorities across Scotland are calling on politicians from all parties to launch a revolution in local democracy within the first few months after May's Holyrood election. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) wants to harness the power of a more locally democratic way of doing

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Harry McGuigan New guidance has been issued to support the development of Housing Options approaches in Scotland’s local authorities.

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Johanna Boyd All 32 of Scotland’s local authorities have agreed to a funding arrangement from the Scottish Government worth £10.3 billion, though many have warned of the need to cut services and jobs to make the deal work.

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Councils have until the end of today to decide whether to accept a funding deal from the Scottish Government. Finance secretary John Swinney held talks with council representatives last month as he asked them to accept the “challenging but fair” Local Government Finance Settlement.

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The Commission on Local Tax Reform has published a new report recommending the abolition and replacement of the current council tax system. The cross-party commission, established jointly by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), brought together representa

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(from left) Crawford Beveridge, Petra Biberbach and John Hamilton The members of an independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system have been announced by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

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Scotland's 32 local authorities have agreed to welcome refugees as part of the nation’s efforts to tackle to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Representatives from the vast majority of the councils attended a summit held by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) in Edinburgh yesterda

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The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2016-17 will not be published until after the UK government’s spending review in late November, it has emerged. The draft budget – which is usually published in September – has been pushed back due to uncertainty over the block grant for Scotland, w

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Margaret Burgess More than 150,000 vulnerable households, including around 50,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

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