Speaking ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget statement next week, the Resources Spokesperson for COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities), Councillor Gail Macgregor said: “Through delivery of essential services – children’s services, housing, transport, social care, environmental protection, and more - Local Government is the life blood of Scotland. These essential services create opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive.
“In addition, our councils make a significant contribution to the national and local economies of Scotland as employers, investors and as procurers, which in turn leads to inclusive economic growth. That is why it is absolutely vital that they are treated fairly in the upcoming Spending Review.
“Without a fair funding settlement for Scottish Local Government, the essential services that councils provide for our communities will continue to be under threat. "
You can read more on COSLA's website: http://bit.ly/2PWG7bN