‘No rush’ to bring in laws devolving power to local level

The Scottish Government “will not rush” to bring in new laws to devolve power to local communities, Scotland’s Communities Secretary has said.

People overwhelmingly want more say about how public services are run in their area, initial findings of a local governance review show.

More than 4,000 people are estimated to have responded to the review, jointly launched by the Scottish Government and local authority umbrella body Cosla in 2017.

The final report from the review is not due until 2021 and Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said legislation would “not rush” to…
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