The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Scottish council finances and whether it will lead to a “new normal” in the way some services are delivered is to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee.
A Bill aiming to strengthen local government in Scotland is to be scrutinised by a Holyrood Committee.
A Scottish Parliament Committee is seeking views on how to achieve community wellbeing.
A Holyrood Committee has called on the Scottish Government to fulfil its commitment and introduce compulsory sales orders to tackle the blight of empty homes.
Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee has given its backing to a Bill which proposes the first major reform of business rates in Scotland for decades.
Should period products be freely available by law across Scotland? That’s the question being posed by Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee.
Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee met with representatives from independent schools to hear first-hand of their concerns about proposed changes to business rates.
Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee is set to explore the impact of a Bill which aims to reform non-domestic rates in Scotland.
The extent of empty homes and how these can be brought back into use is to be investigated by Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee.
A Holyrood Committee has supported a Bill to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland. However, the Committee has called for additional measures to put an end to thousands of people lacking the means to keep their homes warm.
Stornoway locals to share fuel poverty concerns with Holyrood Committee.
Proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty is to be examined by the Local Government and Communities Committee.
We want communities to have a stronger voice in planning what their neighbourhoods look like, says a Holyrood Committee today.
The Scottish Government has today set out revised ambitions for Scotland and what it hopes to achieve over the next ten years - but to what extent are these changes helpful, desirable and appropriate?
Scotland should make a number of improvements in its approach to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping, including the implementation of a ‘Scottish style Housing First’ that would give people a safe and permanent home.
The Local Government and Communities Committee has recommended the general principles of the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill in a report published today.
A Holyrood Committee is calling for further transparency on Scotland’s Draft Budget, as it reports today on the budget for local government in 2018/19.
There are significant issues with Scotland’s City Region Deals that must be addressed, according to a Holyrood Committee’s Deal or No Deal report.
Will proposed changes to the planning system in Scotland give communities a greater say on their places? And will this protect the built and natural environment in Scotland?
Local businesses and community members from Paisley and surrounding areas will share their opinions of Glasgow City Region Deal with a Holyrood Committee today.
Calls for greater support for new build homebuyers, after Committee hears “homeowner distress”
The way in which local governments plan and spend their under pressure revenue budgets will be scrutinised by a Holyrood Committee.
Scotland’s disabled parking legislation is working well but more can be done to stop the misuse of parking places, a Holyrood Committee has claimed today.
Overgrown hedges – causing some to “live in the shadows” – remain an issue in Scotland because legislation is not always being used as effectively as it could be, according to a Holyrood Committee.
The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.
Can more be done to help families and individuals facing homelessness in Scotland? This is just one of the questions a Holyrood committee will ask as it launches a call for views today.
A Holyrood committee has called for the public to submit their views on City and Region Deals, as it begins its research into the economic growth deals.
Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.
Homeless people in Perth and Kinross met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) this week.
Has legislation aimed at tackling the misuse of disabled parking places been effective?
Glasgow women facing a life on the streets met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Simon Community Scotland and Legal Services Agency today.
MSPs to hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community
Legislation aimed at addressing the frustration caused by overgrown hedges will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee
Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.
Payments received by electoral Returning Officers are to be examined by the Local Government and Communities Committee.
The impact of budget reductions on council services is to be scrutinised by the Local Government and Communities Committee as it starts its annual budget examination.
A Holyrood Committee examining legislation to reform Council Tax in Scotland is seeking the views of people across Scotland on the proposed changes.