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COSLA'S MEASURES TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has suggested that local referendums should be held to decide whether ...
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has suggested that local referendums should be held to decide whether council tax bills should rise, reports The Scotsman (p6).

Chief executive Douglas Sinclair made the proposals in a paper produced for the Scottish Local Government Information Unit. He believes that a number of measures are needed if the link between local authorities and their communities are to be strengthened.

The Glasgow Herald (p7) reports that Mr Sinclair also claims that a new Scottish parliament could wrest control of strategic services such as planning and economic development away from councils unless they can co-operate more effectively.
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