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LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SCOTLAND CHALLENGES AND PERFORMANCE 2018
Local government in Scotland continues to operate in a complex and changing environment that involves increasing levels of uncertainty. While details of the terms for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union are not yet clear, there will likely be significant and profound implications for our 32 councils. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government remains committed to a significant pace of public sector reform, with some major changes for local government at key stages of implementation. These events are taking place in the overall context of substantial reductions in public spending alongside increasing demand for many local public services. DOWNLOAD