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COSLA CALLS FOR FINANCE REVIEW

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The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities is set to argue that the independent commission set up to examine the ...
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities is set to argue that the independent commission set up to examine the relationship between councils and a Scottish parliament should be given powers to investigate the financing of local government.

Scottish councils now regard the work of the independent commission as the key to protecting local authority interests under the proposed Scottish parliament.

The government announced earlier this month that the commission would have the dual remit of establishing a framework within which a parliament and local government would work together and of improving council accountability.

COSLA chief executive Douglas Sinclair said it was notable that the terms of reference specifically precluded the commission from examining local government finance.
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