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Local Authority Articles

23/1/2020
Highland Council must change to ensure it is financially sustainableThumbnail for article : Highland Council must change to ensure it is financially sustainable
Highland Council must make significant savings and change the way it delivers services to ensure it can live within its financial means.   A report by the Accounts Commission, Scotland's local authority watchdog, says in recent years the council has had a poor record of delivering on savings.  
23/1/2020
Highland Council must change to ensure it is financially sustainableThumbnail for article : Highland Council must change to ensure it is financially sustainable
Highland Council must make significant savings and change the way it delivers services to ensure it can live within its financial means.   A report by the Accounts Commission, Scotland's local authority watchdog, says in recent years the council has had a poor record of delivering on savings.  
23/1/2020
Council House Rents To Increase By 3% In Highland From April 2020Thumbnail for article : Council House Rents To Increase By 3% In Highland From April 2020
Highland councillors will be asked a the meeting on 29th January 2020 of the newly created Housing and Property committee to agree to increase council house rents by 3% for 2021.  This would result in an increase in the average weekly council house rent from £75.38 to £77.64 (£2.26 per week).  
23/1/2020
Council House Rents To Increase By 3% In Highland From April 2020Thumbnail for article : Council House Rents To Increase By 3% In Highland From April 2020
Highland councillors will be asked a the meeting on 29th January 2020 of the newly created Housing and Property committee to agree to increase council house rents by 3% for 2021.  This would result in an increase in the average weekly council house rent from £75.38 to £77.64 (£2.26 per week).  
16/1/2020
Storm damage takes its toll on Highland roadsThumbnail for article : Storm damage takes its toll on Highland roads
Storm Brendan has taken its toll on roads and infrastructure across the Highlands.   Localised flooding, wind and ice has caused damage to roads, paths, car parks and walls in numerous areas including Applecross, Lochaber and Caithness and Sutherland.  
16/1/2020
Storm damage takes its toll on Highland roadsThumbnail for article : Storm damage takes its toll on Highland roads
Storm Brendan has taken its toll on roads and infrastructure across the Highlands.   Localised flooding, wind and ice has caused damage to roads, paths, car parks and walls in numerous areas including Applecross, Lochaber and Caithness and Sutherland.  
13/1/2020
Local Government Funding Is Not Keeping Up With Needs Say COSLA
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has launched a campaign to persuade the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP to invest in Scotland's councils before it is too late.  COSLA has produced a briefing document Invest in Essential Services which clearly shows the reduction to Local Government funding since 2013/14 and how the flexibility councils have to spend their budget has been eroded by the Scottish Government.  
13/1/2020
Local Government Funding Is Not Keeping Up With Needs Say COSLA
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has launched a campaign to persuade the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP to invest in Scotland's councils before it is too late.  COSLA has produced a briefing document Invest in Essential Services which clearly shows the reduction to Local Government funding since 2013/14 and how the flexibility councils have to spend their budget has been eroded by the Scottish Government.  
9/1/2020
Councils Empowered To Introduce Safety And Control Measures
Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities.   Housing Minister Kevin Stewart announced measures in the Scottish Parliament to provide local authorities with the ability to implement a licensing scheme for short-term lets from spring 2021.  
9/1/2020
Councils Empowered To Introduce Safety And Control Measures
Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities.   Housing Minister Kevin Stewart announced measures in the Scottish Parliament to provide local authorities with the ability to implement a licensing scheme for short-term lets from spring 2021.