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heraldscotland
Social cohesion at risk if oncoming public sector reform focuses solely on cost, warns councils chiefcouncils could be partially repaired as the leader of one major breakaway counc
Social cohesion at risk if oncoming public sector reform focuses solely on cost, warns councils chief
heraldscotland / Posted 8 hours ago
councils could be partially repaired as the leader of one major breakaway council announced his authority could rejoin Cosla two years after a bitter split. It is also the first Cosla conference since the tightest local government grant... Read more
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Scotsman
Parents anger over £140 million childcare shortfallto a Scottish Government review of funding for the policy. The claims prompted
Parents anger over £140 million childcare shortfall
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
to a Scottish Government review of funding for the policy. The claims prompted an angry response from local councils body Cosla which said they were "misleading." It comes as the Scottish Government is planning to almost double the current... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Parents hail council move to relax cap on nursery placesScottish Government ministers and council officials over the apparent £140 mill
Parents hail council move to relax cap on nursery places
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
Scottish Government ministers and council officials over the apparent £140 million underspend. Council umbrella body Cosla said the analysis was “misleading”, but Mark McDonald, the Childcare Minister insisted the figures showed the Scottish... Read more
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heraldscotland
Parents hail council move to relax cap on nursery placesScottish Government ministers and council officials over the apparent £140 mill
Parents hail council move to relax cap on nursery places
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Scottish Government ministers and council officials over the apparent £140 million underspend. Council umbrella body Cosla said the analysis was “misleading”, but Mark McDonald, the Childcare Minister insisted the figures showed the Scottish... Read more
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heraldscotland
Blow for rebel group of Labour councils as veteran leader moots fresh splita voice for their council areas. But he added: "However, at the meeting I told
Blow for rebel group of Labour councils as veteran leader moots fresh split
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
a voice for their council areas. But he added: "However, at the meeting I told Cllr O’Neill that if these changes to Cosla are progressed there may be merit in the council reconsidering its membership of Cosla, but that this would be a... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councilsmillion, according to the Government's financial review of early learning and c
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councils
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
million, according to the Government's financial review of early learning and childcare. While the local government body Cosla claimed parts of the report "paint a very misleading picture", Childcare and Early Years Minister Mark McDonald... Read more
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heraldscotland
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councilsWhile the local government body Cosla claimed parts of the report "paint a very
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councils
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
While the local government body Cosla claimed parts of the report "paint a very misleading picture", Childcare and Early Years Minister Mark McDonald insisted the figures show the Scottish Government had fully funded its flagship childcare... Read more
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express
Public workers at risk of attacks because of SNP council tax hikesassaults at a rate of more than 100 a day Councillor Kevin Keenan, finance spo
Public workers at risk of attacks because of SNP council tax hikes
express / Posted 2 days ago
assaults at a rate of more than 100 a day Councillor Kevin Keenan, finance spokesman at local authority umbrella group Cosla, said: "I think that if local government make a choice to put up council tax themselves by 3 per cent then a Band E in... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Council tax increases could lead to abuse of local authority staff, MSPs warnedso that it's not our members who get the grief on the doorstep." Councillor Ke
Council tax increases could lead to abuse of local authority staff, MSPs warned
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
so that it's not our members who get the grief on the doorstep." Councillor Kevin Keenan, from local government body Cosla, said: "I think that if local government make a choice to put up council tax themselves by 3% then a Band E in that... Read more
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Scotsman
Council tax hike may be opposed by town hallsthe "attainment gap" between schools in richer and poorer areas of the country.
Council tax hike may be opposed by town halls
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
the "attainment gap" between schools in richer and poorer areas of the country. But Kevin Keenan, of local Government body COSLA, hit out at the move as gave evidence to Holyrood's local government committee today. "We would like to see councils... Read more
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heraldscotland
Council tax increases could lead to abuse of local authority staff, MSPs warnedso that it's not our members who get the grief on the doorstep." Councillor Ke
Council tax increases could lead to abuse of local authority staff, MSPs warned
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
so that it's not our members who get the grief on the doorstep." Councillor Kevin Keenan, from local government body Cosla, said: "I think that if local government make a choice to put up council tax themselves by 3% then a Band E in that... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scottish schools 'faced teacher shortage ahead of new school year'gets serious about funding education and give councils the support they need to
Scottish schools 'faced teacher shortage ahead of new school year'
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
gets serious about funding education and give councils the support they need to invest in schools." A spokesman for Cosla, the body that represents most of Scotland’s councils, said there was “a particular problem in rural areas that needs... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish schools start new term hundreds of teachers shortfor those pupils who need the most support. More than 4,000 teachers have been
Scottish schools start new term hundreds of teachers short
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
for those pupils who need the most support. More than 4,000 teachers have been lost on the SNP’s watch.” A spokesman for Cosla, the body that represents most of Scotland’s councils, said there was “a particular problem in rural areas that needs... Read more
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heraldscotland
Social care at 'tipping point' as watchdog warns services require billionsreal terms since 2010/11." Cllr Peter Johnston, health and well-being spokesma
Social care at 'tipping point' as watchdog warns services require billions
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
real terms since 2010/11." Cllr Peter Johnston, health and well-being spokesman for Scotland's largest group of councils, Cosla, said local government had "reached a tipping point". He said: "Mitigating and managing cuts is no longer a... Read more
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Tax-News.com
Scottish Councils Seek Tax-Raising Powersreceive a split of air passenger duty revenues. The four councils left the Con
Scottish Councils Seek Tax-Raising Powers
Tax-News.com / Posted 9 days ago
receive a split of air passenger duty revenues. The four councils left the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) in April 2015 and formed the Scottish Local Council Partnership (SLGP), which is now seeking to lobbying for tax... Read more
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heraldscotland
Teacher workload report attacked as "flimsy" by councilswholly based on robust, reliable and consistent evidence and evaluation.” A sp
Teacher workload report attacked as "flimsy" by councils
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
wholly based on robust, reliable and consistent evidence and evaluation.” A spokesman for local authority umbrella body Cosla added: “This exercise was supposed to be about improving education, but it hasn’t included the workload requirements... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Report finds 17 councils must do more to help cut teacher workloadIt is disappointing to note that this is happening in only around a quarter of
Report finds 17 councils must do more to help cut teacher workload
EveningTimes Online / Posted 11 days ago
It is disappointing to note that this is happening in only around a quarter of councils." A spokesman for council body Cosla said; "This is very disappointing from a local government perspective and hopefully it will not have a knock-on effect... Read more
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heraldscotland
Report finds 17 councils must do more to help cut teacher workloadIt is disappointing to note that this is happening in only around a quarter of
Report finds 17 councils must do more to help cut teacher workload
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
It is disappointing to note that this is happening in only around a quarter of councils." A spokesman for council body Cosla said; "This is very disappointing from a local government perspective and hopefully it will not have a knock-on effect... Read more
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Daily Record
More than half of Scottish councils must do more to help teacher workloadsto note that this is happening in only around a quarter of councils." Read Mor
More than half of Scottish councils must do more to help teacher workloads
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
to note that this is happening in only around a quarter of councils." Read More A spokesman for council body Cosla said; "This is very disappointing from a local government perspective and hopefully it will not have a knock-on effect... Read more
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Scotsman
Leader: days of Scotland’s council tax freeze numberedonly has a rebel group of councils broken away from the long-standing Conventio
Leader: days of Scotland’s council tax freeze numbered
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
only has a rebel group of councils broken away from the long-standing Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) in frustration over the continuing pressure on town hall budgets, but it is now demanding tax raising powers to help... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish councils demand power to raise own taxeshas since been launched into this and whether local authorities should be able
Scottish councils demand power to raise own taxes
Scotsman / Posted 12 days ago
has since been launched into this and whether local authorities should be able to levy a tax on vacant and derelict land. Cosla, which represents Scotland’s other local council bodies, warned that services are likely to suffer. “This emphasises... Read more
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Scotsman
Council chiefs say devolving powers is only way to counter era of austerityhas since been launched into this and whether local authorities should be able
Council chiefs say devolving powers is only way to counter era of austerity
Scotsman / Posted 12 days ago
has since been launched into this and whether local authorities should be able to levy a tax on vacant and derelict land. Cosla, which represents Scotland’s other local council bodies, warned that services are likely to suffer. “This emphasises... Read more
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heraldscotland
Breakaway councils set for meeting with ministers in 'battle for recognition'will discuss the next local government settlement with the SLGP, which includes
Breakaway councils set for meeting with ministers in 'battle for recognition'
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
will discuss the next local government settlement with the SLGP, which includes Aberdeen, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire, they will only have formal negotiations with Cosla, which represents the 28 other councils. Loading article cont... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scottish state schools face biggest shake-up in half a centuryalso, that schools are democratic places where teachers have a voice." A spoke
Scottish state schools face biggest shake-up in half a century
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
also, that schools are democratic places where teachers have a voice." A spokesman for local authority umbrella body Cosla said: "We know from evidence that it is wrong to treat any aspect of a child’s development in isolation. "Councils are... Read more
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heraldscotland
Economists say Town Halls in firing line if SNP are to deliver on election promisesbig budgets, and you're not going to hammer further and higher education, you'r
Economists say Town Halls in firing line if SNP are to deliver on election promises
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
big budgets, and you're not going to hammer further and higher education, you're pretty much left with local government." COSLA, which represents most of Scotland's local authorities said it had spelt out its concerns about the future of council... Read more
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heraldscotland
Fears over future of police watchdog that embarrassed Scotland's single forcehad the sub-committee on policing not been created.” However, a paper by the C
Fears over future of police watchdog that embarrassed Scotland's single force
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
had the sub-committee on policing not been created.” However, a paper by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) - the umbrella group for Scottish councils - has suggested that plans are afoot for the committee to be wound up. The... Read more
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International Business Times
Scotland has now 1,000 Syrian refugeesto Scotland. We will continue to urge the UK government to accept more refugees
Scotland has now 1,000 Syrian refugees
International Business Times / Posted 29 days ago
to Scotland. We will continue to urge the UK government to accept more refugees." David O'Neill, President of Council body Cosla, who will join her in the visit, said that Scotland's councils has had a "long and proud" history of helping the most... Read more
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Scotsman
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotlandpoint for a meaningful discussion”. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotland
Scotsman / Posted 29 days ago
point for a meaningful discussion”. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and David O’Neill, president of council body Cosla, will mark the refugees’ arrival with a visit to an English languages project in Edinburgh today. Ms Constance said:... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotlandpoint for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotland
EveningTimes Online / Posted 29 days ago
point for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and David O'Neill, president of council body Cosla, will mark the refugees' arrival with a visit to an English languages project in Edinburgh today. Ms Constance said:... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotlandpoint for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotland
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
point for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and David O'Neill, president of council body Cosla, will mark the refugees' arrival with a visit to an English languages project in Edinburgh today. Ms Constance said:... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotlandpoint for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and
1,000th Syrian refugee arrives to start new life in Scotland
EveningTimes Online / Posted 30 days ago
point for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and David O'Neill, president of council body Cosla, will mark the refugees' arrival with a visit to an English languages project in Edinburgh today. Ms Constance said:... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scotland welcomes 1,000th Syrian refugeepoint for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and
Scotland welcomes 1,000th Syrian refugee
heraldscotland / Posted 30 days ago
point for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and David O'Neill, president of council body Cosla, will mark the refugees' arrival with a visit to an English languages project in Edinburgh today. Ms Constance said:... Read more
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Daily Record
Milestone hailed as Scotland welcomes 1000th refugee from Syrian crisispoint for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and
Milestone hailed as Scotland welcomes 1000th refugee from Syrian crisis
Daily Record / Posted 30 days ago
point for a meaningful discussion". Equalities Secretary Angela Constance and David O'Neill, president of council body Cosla, will mark the refugees' arrival with a visit to an English languages project in Edinburgh today. A Syrian mum smiles... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scotland's first Corbynista council leader installed as Tory hails spirit of 'Better Together'leader to represent the party on Scotland's main local government body. Mr Cul
Scotland's first Corbynista council leader installed as Tory hails spirit of 'Better Together'
heraldscotland / Posted 30 days ago
leader to represent the party on Scotland's main local government body. Mr Cullinane's predecessor as head of North Ayrshire, Willie Gibson, was also the SNP leader on Cosla. However party protocol requires a council leader to hold the p... Read more
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Scotsman
Angela Constance to meet Labour-led group to discuss funding“frozen out of funding negotiations”. Aberdeen, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Sout
Angela Constance to meet Labour-led group to discuss funding
Scotsman / Posted a month ago
“frozen out of funding negotiations”. Aberdeen, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire split from umbrella group Cosla, which still represents the other 28 councils, in 2015. Cosla remains the only forum for official government funding... Read more
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heraldscotland
Hints at Government climbdown over 'rebel council' talks following court threat"individual councils and groupings such as the SLGP" but would only negotiate w
Hints at Government climbdown over 'rebel council' talks following court threat
heraldscotland / Posted 1 months ago
"individual councils and groupings such as the SLGP" but would only negotiate with Scotland’s main local government body, Cosla, "when it comes to partnership negotiations on major national issues such as local government funding, health, or... Read more
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Scotsman
Lesley Riddoch: Democracy means keeping it localpopulation ten times the European average; the physical size is almost 100 time
Lesley Riddoch: Democracy means keeping it local
Scotsman / Posted 1 months ago
population ten times the European average; the physical size is almost 100 times larger than the average German council and Cosla wants the numbers of councils trebled – still politicians think tackling our shaky system of local democracy will... Read more
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Scotsman
Councils challenge SNP vow to double free childcaretens of millions of pounds beyond the capital investment and councils have no i
Councils challenge SNP vow to double free childcare
Scotsman / Posted 1 months ago
tens of millions of pounds beyond the capital investment and councils have no idea of how we are going to pay for it.” Cosla which represents Scotland’s other councils said it supports the childcare plan. But a spokesman added: “There are... Read more

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