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EveningTimes Online
Glasgow City Council threatens to take Government to court over funding talksGovernment. The government will only negotiate with local government body, the
Glasgow City Council threatens to take Government to court over funding talks
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
Government. The government will only negotiate with local government body, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLACosla), on the final funding settlement and the SLGP, which broke away from COSLACosla last year, wants equal... Read more
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heraldscotland
David Torrance: Why the SNP needs a mature response to economic figuresmore a year than you'd expect. Arguments about the increased cost of delivering
David Torrance: Why the SNP needs a mature response to economic figures
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
more a year than you'd expect. Arguments about the increased cost of delivering services in Scotland were dealt with when COSLA tried to rely on them back in the 1980s. The fact is that the spending is on wages. The country is awash with housing... Read more
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Daily Record
Councils threaten Scottish Government with court action as talks snub continuescouncil leaders were furious when then finance minister John Swinney refused to
Councils threaten Scottish Government with court action as talks snub continues
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
council leaders were furious when then finance minister John Swinney refused to deal with them on the same basis as Cosla. Read More Last night, McAveety said: “If Nicola Sturgeon maintains her plan to pass down cuts to Aberdeen, Glasgow,... Read more
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express
Red-faced Nicola Sturgeon threatened with COURT ACTION over multi-million pound cutson the matter.Related articles Glasgow, Aberdeen, South Lanarkshire and Renfre
Red-faced Nicola Sturgeon threatened with COURT ACTION over multi-million pound cuts
express / Posted 3 days ago
on the matter.Related articles Glasgow, Aberdeen, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, all of which broke away from Cosla, Scotland’s main local government body, over funding from Holyrood, said they had sought legal opinion and would take... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scotland's Labour councils threaten Nicola Sturgeon with court actionThe Government has said that while it is required by law to have dialogue with
Scotland's Labour councils threaten Nicola Sturgeon with court action
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
The Government has said that while it is required by law to have dialogue with councils it will only negotiate with Cosla on council funding, including cash for health or education. Senior SNP sources have also accused the authorities on wasting... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Scottish home carers stretched to the limit, warns unionwe're already investing over three years to support the integration of health a
Scottish home carers stretched to the limit, warns union
EveningTimes Online / Posted 8 days ago
we're already investing over three years to support the integration of health and social care. "We are working with Cosla and care providers to deliver a major programme of reform to adult social care. This will consider workforce issues and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Labour signals plot to oust Nicola Sturgeon's mum as Provost of North Ayrshirea takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotl
Labour signals plot to oust Nicola Sturgeon's mum as Provost of North Ayrshire
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
a takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotland’s major local government pressure group Cosla a long-standing Labour councillor in the area. David O’Neill has had several high-profile spats with the SNP... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon's mum faces being ousted as Provosta takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotl
Nicola Sturgeon's mum faces being ousted as Provost
EveningTimes Online / Posted 8 days ago
a takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotland’s major local government pressure group Cosla a long-standing Labour councillor in the area. David O’Neill has had several high-profile spats with the SNP... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Sturgeon's mum faces being ousted as Provosta takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotl
Sturgeon's mum faces being ousted as Provost
EveningTimes Online / Posted 8 days ago
a takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotland’s major local government pressure group Cosla a long-standing Labour councillor in the area. David O’Neill has had several high-profile spats with the SNP... Read more
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heraldscotland
Report: Scotland's home care sector in crisisdisappointing that the opportunities provided by the Procurement Act have not a
Report: Scotland's home care sector in crisis
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
disappointing that the opportunities provided by the Procurement Act have not as yet been taken up by local authorities." COSLA said that councils recognise the importance of fair work practices, but questions remain over how any increases in pay... Read more
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heraldscotland
Labour signals plot to unseat Sturgeon's muma takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotl
Labour signals plot to unseat Sturgeon's mum
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
a takeover. Any coup would take on added significance with the leader of Scotland’s major local government pressure group Cosla a long-standing Labour councillor in the area. David O’Neill has had several high-profile spats with the SNP... Read more
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heraldscotland
Allocation of £100m pot for disadvantaged schools branded 'unfair'teachers' leaders joined forces to challenge Education Secretary John Swinney's
Allocation of £100m pot for disadvantaged schools branded 'unfair'
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
teachers' leaders joined forces to challenge Education Secretary John Swinney's plans for reform in Scotland's schools. Cosla said the plans to hand £100 million-a-year extra cash raised by council-tax reforms straight to schools "smashes" the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Allocation of £100m pot for disadvantaged schools 'unfair', official warnsteachers' leaders joined forces to challenge Education Secretary John Swinney's
Allocation of £100m pot for disadvantaged schools 'unfair', official warns
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
teachers' leaders joined forces to challenge Education Secretary John Swinney's plans for reform in Scotland's schools. Cosla said the plans to hand £100 million-a-year extra cash raised by council-tax reforms straight to schools "smashes" the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Allocation of £100 million pot for disadvantaged pupils "unfair"teachers' leaders joined forces to challenge Education Secretary John Swinney's
Allocation of £100 million pot for disadvantaged pupils "unfair"
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
teachers' leaders joined forces to challenge Education Secretary John Swinney's plans for reform in Scotland's schools. Cosla said the plans to hand £100 million-a-year extra cash raised by council-tax reforms straight to schools "smashes" the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Officials hit out at plans to end council tax freeze to raise £100m for schoolsof closing the attainment gap between rich and poor rather than being spent by
Officials hit out at plans to end council tax freeze to raise £100m for schools
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
of closing the attainment gap between rich and poor rather than being spent by councils. David O’Neill, president of Cosla, said: "There is a clear and honourable link between taxes raised from local householders being spent on local services... Read more
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Scotsman
Swinney's school overhaul comes under firebut town hall chiefs say this is effectively using their resources to fund cent
Swinney's school overhaul comes under fire
Scotsman / Posted 13 days ago
but town hall chiefs say this is effectively using their resources to fund central government reforms. Stephanie Primrose, Cosla’s education spokeswoman, said councils back closing the attainment gap. But she said: “Without the local links and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Historic link between local tax and community investment "smashed" by school funding planof closing the attainment gap between rich and poor rather than being spent by
Historic link between local tax and community investment "smashed" by school funding plan
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
of closing the attainment gap between rich and poor rather than being spent by councils. David O’Neill, president of Cosla, said: "There is a clear and honourable link between taxes raised from local householders being spent on local services... Read more
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heraldscotland
Education reforms challenged by council and teaching chiefsfrom what is important, which is how you support schools and teachers in the cl
Education reforms challenged by council and teaching chiefs
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
from what is important, which is how you support schools and teachers in the classroom." He made the comments after Cosla held an extraordinary meeting of its education executive group in Edinburgh, with teachers' unions and the bodies that... Read more
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Scotsman
Swinney's school overhaul comes under fireand has staked her personal reputation on closing the schooling gap between the
Swinney's school overhaul comes under fire
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
and has staked her personal reputation on closing the schooling gap between the rich and poor. Stephanie Primrose, Cosla's education spokeswoman, said after today's meeting that councils back the Scottish Government's aim of driving down... Read more
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heraldscotland
"Bureaucracy" warning over controversial plans to give more power to Scottish schoolsof funding given directly to headteachers as well as the setting up of educatio
"Bureaucracy" warning over controversial plans to give more power to Scottish schools
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
of funding given directly to headteachers as well as the setting up of education regions to “decentralise management”. Cosla have organised a meeting of key council officials to discuss the proposals and its confidential report on the issue,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Millions spent on supply staff in Scottish schoolson teacher numbers is very poor. These statistics suggest there is a rising cos
Millions spent on supply staff in Scottish schools
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
on teacher numbers is very poor. These statistics suggest there is a rising cost of covering for that failure." However, Cosla, which represents most of Scotland's councils, said supply teachers had a vital role to play in providing cover for... Read more
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heraldscotland
Union says enough money was spent on supply teachers in the last five years to hire 2,000 full-time teachersCouncil umbrella body Cosla said supply teachers are vital to cover absences an
Union says enough money was spent on supply teachers in the last five years to hire 2,000 full-time teachers
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
Council umbrella body Cosla said supply teachers are vital to cover absences and staff development. EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said: "There is now a real crisis around supply teaching. "There were many incidents where supply teachers were... Read more
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express
Fury over SNP plan to grab £100m council tax cash from local authoritiessees next April's suggested council tax rise as the ideal way to fund this. Th
Fury over SNP plan to grab £100m council tax cash from local authorities
express / Posted 18 days ago
sees next April's suggested council tax rise as the ideal way to fund this. The move was revealed in a leaked paper from Cosla, the local authority umbrella group, which stated: "Technically, the Scottish Government will be requesting that... Read more
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Scotsman
Swinney faces rebellion over flagship school reformsthat exam results are announced, an “extraordinary” meeting is to be held by th
Swinney faces rebellion over flagship school reforms
Scotsman / Posted 18 days ago
that exam results are announced, an “extraordinary” meeting is to be held by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) at which leading figures in the education system will voice their concerns. Teaching unions, councillors and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Row over SNP Government plan to use council tax proceeds for £100m school reformLabour MSP Iain Gray described the plans as an “affront” to local democracy and
Row over SNP Government plan to use council tax proceeds for £100m school reform
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
Labour MSP Iain Gray described the plans as an “affront” to local democracy and an “outrageous” raid on councils. The COSLA leaked paper states: “There has been no agreement between Scottish Government and COSLA on the proposal to increase... Read more
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heraldscotland
Audit Scotland: Roads maintenance 'under pressure' amid public spending cutsSNP have instead chosen to cut over £1 billion from local authorities since 201
Audit Scotland: Roads maintenance 'under pressure' amid public spending cuts
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
SNP have instead chosen to cut over £1 billion from local authorities since 2011.” Stephen Hagan, of council umbrella body Cosla, rejected the suggestion that councils were not prioritising roads. He added: “The truth of the matter is that local... Read more
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heraldscotland
Audit Scotland: Roads maintenance 'under pressure' amid public spending cutsSNP have instead chosen to cut over £1 billion from local authorities since 201
Audit Scotland: Roads maintenance 'under pressure' amid public spending cuts
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
SNP have instead chosen to cut over £1 billion from local authorities since 2011.” Stephen Hagan, of council umbrella body Cosla, rejected the suggestion that councils were not prioritising roads. He added: “The truth of the matter is that local... Read more
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heraldscotland
Campaigns highlight disparity in allocation of additional support for pupilsimprove guidance to authorities on recording and work to agree this is ongoing.
Campaigns highlight disparity in allocation of additional support for pupils
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
improve guidance to authorities on recording and work to agree this is ongoing." A spokesman for the local government body Cosla said: "There is no postcode lottery in relation to children with ASN. Scotland's councils are absolutely committed to... Read more
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heraldscotland
The door closes on Thatcher's legacydeal with the legacy issues.” North Lanarkshire Labour councillor Harry McGuig
The door closes on Thatcher's legacy
heraldscotland / Posted 1 months ago
deal with the legacy issues.” North Lanarkshire Labour councillor Harry McGuigan, housing spokesman for the council group Cosla, bought his home under RTB. “It looked as if it was helping people acquire the type of housing they wanted," he... Read more

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