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Scottish Council Websites Non Domestic Business Rates Council Tax Local Government Finance Statistics Community Planning & SOAs Community Councils Ethical Standards & Codes Complaining about Public Services Local Government Equalities Evidence
COSLA Improvement Service SOLACE Audit Scotland Parliament - Local Government & Regeneration Committee
Scottish local government consists of 32 local authorities which provide services to the people of Scotland - services such as education, social care, waste management, cultural services and planning.
Scottish Government works with local government and provides funding and the framework for accountability and performance.
More about Local Government
An overview of local government in Scotland.
Including local income tax, council tax, non domestic rates and general local authority finance and accounting issues.
A summary of the audit and improvement framework for local government, including the standards which councils and councillors should adhere to and how to make a complaint.
Council tax and business rates
The Scottish Government is committed to empowering our Island communities. These pages set out the work which is being done to give greater autonomy to Scotland's Islands.
Statutory Guidance – Accounting for pension and other post-employment benefits
Page updated: Friday, April 20, 2018