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COSLA CHIEF APPEALS FOR SERVICE UNITY

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Scottish councils can no longer defend their reluctance to deliver services across authority boundaries....
Scottish councils can no longer defend their reluctance to deliver services across authority boundaries.

The warning came from Rory Mair, chief executive of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. He said although 32 councils should remain 'the basic unit of democracy', it was 'not credible' to insist all services should be provided separately by all 32.

'If we want to ensure new responsibility and influence and greater status for local government, there may be some things we need to concede,' Mr Mair said.

He added that although there was no immediate threat of enforced reorganisation, reviews of local government finance, social work and culture meant there was potential for 'fairly fundamental, if piecemeal' change.
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