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COSLA PLANS TO EXPAND

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Councils are to consider proposals to expand the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to cope with the new Scot...
Councils are to consider proposals to expand the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to cope with the new Scottish parliament, reports The Scotsman (p6).

The planned changes, set out in a consultation paper, include the appointment of a full-time president to represent the organisation and ways to increase funding.

Keith Geddes, president of COSLA, said: 'Local government expenditure will amount to over 40 per cent of the Scottish [spending] block and the majority of the legislation passed by the new parliament will impact upon local government.

'COSLA will therefore have to develop a positive and on-going dialogue with the parliament and, at the same time, will want to be in a position to help all local councils continue to improve the quality of service delivery to deal with the increased scrutiny the new parliament will bring.'
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