Further delay to devolution drive
The Government’s repeatedly-delayed devolution framework will not be published until after Brexit, minister Jake Berry has admitted.
Serco's Glasgow asylum evictions ruled lawful
Serco has fended off a legal challenge to its plan to evict failed asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Council vows to challenge Government's data sharing rules
A Scottish council has vowed to challenge the Government’s restrictive rules on information sharing with local authorities.
Consultation floats new legal duty in violence crackdown
A new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence could be introduced.
Strike threat lifted after COSLA agrees to raise teachers' pay
The possibility of strike action by teachers has been averted after Scotland’s council leaders backed a pay deal.
Scotland and Wales 'ignored by Westminster'
Scottish and Welsh ministers say they are still ignored by Westminster despite 20 years of devolution, according to a report from the Institute for Government.
Watchdog calls for 'transformational changes'
‘More fundamental, transformational changes are needed in service provision’ by Scottish councils, the chair of the Accounts Commission watchdog has said.
Inspection endorses Moray children's services leadership
Confidence has been restored in the leadership of children’s services in Moray, according to a new report.
Interim Beattie secures permanent role
Stirling Council has confirmed Carol Beattie as its new chief executive officer.
Council budget 'unsustainable for the future'
Shetland Islands Council will grab £3.5m from its reserves to balance its 2019/20 budget.
Three-year rates revaluation cycle to come to Scotland
The Scottish Government will introduce a three-year business rates revaluation cycle to ensure the system responds to changing economic conditions.
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.