Tagged: local government

All change for council committees

Committee structure streamlined as Localities model kicks in  Councillors today (Thursday, 22 June) agreed the restructure of the City of Edinburgh Council’s committee system. The council approved a motion proposing the new framework at this...

Testing times ahead for new councillors

New councillors elected in May face major challenges and need to focus on improving long-term planning, says the Accounts Commission. In its 2017 overview published today, the local government spending watchdog outlines a long-term...

Councils spell out #BudgetReality

Local government umbrella body COSLA is to launch a social media campaign entitled #BudgetReality which will lay out in detail the real budget Councils have been given for next year. The campaign will also highlight...

COSLA: give us a break

It’s the blame game. Local government blames Holyrood for cuts to services. Holyrood blames Westminster. Westminster says it’s Holyrood’s fault – and so the cycle goes on. And on. And on. And while the...