Planners in growth and infrastructure warning
Large-scale infrastructure projects and construction-led economic growth in Scotland are at risk if under-resourcing of the planning system continues.
Edinburgh votes in favour of tourism tax
Edinburgh city councillors have voted in favour of what could be the UK’s first tourism tax.
Glasgow councillors back £500m payout to end dispute
Glasgow’s leader has declared its long-running equal pay dispute over today as a £500m compensation deal was formally approved.
'Cuts begin to bite' for Scottish authorities
Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.
Unions divided over Scottish councils' pay offer
Scottish local authorities’ latest pay offer has received a mixed reaction from union members.
Tax reforms and £90m secured in Scottish budget deal
A £90m windfall for local authorities and moves to reform council tax have been pledged by the Scottish Government.
Scottish budget defeat looms
The Scottish National Party is facing defeat over its budget this week after a row over local government funding.
Edinburgh plans 300 job cuts
Edinburgh City Council has estimated it may need to reduce its workforce by the equivalent of up to 300 full-time roles in 2019/20.
LGA to build case for tourism tax
Smith Square is to commission further research as it looks to build a ‘very strong case’ for a tourism levy that could generate £12bn.
Local government being made the 'fall-guy'
A member of Perth & Kinross Council’s ruling administration has warned roads, bus services and schools will all ‘suffer’ in ‘highly visible and unpalatable’ cuts.
COSLA demands talks after warning of budget threat to jobs
Scottish councils have renewed calls for talks with Holyrood today after likening the latest finance settlement to ‘running towards a cliff edge’.
Councils to take £200m hit under Scottish budget proposals
A row has broken out over local government funding in the Scottish Government’s proposed budget.
Scottish Council leaders call for people’s vote
Council leaders in Scotland have backed the call for a second Brexit referendum.
West Dunbarton Council considers cuts
West Dunbarton Council is mulling over staff job cuts as part of new cost-saving plans, in an attempt to close a growing yearly funding gap totalling more than £54m over the next decade to 2028/29.
Business backs Edinburgh tourism tax
Seven out of 10 Edinburgh businesses back plans for a tourism tax in the city, a survey has found.
'Significant improvements but hard choices to come'
Dumfries & Galloway Council has a clear strategic direction, more effective leadership, and better systems for planning, monitoring and continuous improvement, the Accounts Commission has found.
Fresh funding plea amid union pressure
Council leaders have refreshed their appeal for extra resources from the Scottish Government under pressure from unions over pay.
Yotta to deliver asset management to Glasgow
Technology firm Yotta has won a seven-year contract with IT and business process service firm CGI to deliver asset management to Scotland’s largest local authority.
Tax experts dismiss local VAT call
Tax experts have dismissed the idea of local VAT despite calls from MPs and the London Finance Commission.
COSLA calls for more cash from Scottish Government
Councils in Scotland have called for a 2.5% increase in funding.