CoSLA

Council funding settlement means a cut in real terms

COUNCILLORS and senior officials will continue to crunch numbers over the festive period following a proposed local government funding settlement that could lead to a further reduction in services. At 4.3 per cent, Shetland Islands Council has received the lowest cash increase of all 32 Scottish local authorities to run its services. As part of […] Shetland News …


Council workers offered improved pay rise but no agreement yet

LOCAL government workers in Scotland have been offered a pay increase of five per cent – but no breakthrough has been reached with the unions. It comes after the Scottish Government pledged another £140 million for council workers’ pay on a recurring basis. The five per cent pay offer, which was increased from 3.5 per […] Shetland News …