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August 27, 2008

Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs)

In its historic concordat with COSLA – Scottish Government voluntarily reduced its control over Council expenditure. Optimists argue that the new SOAs will reinvigorate community planning with more community involvement; but a recent survey by SCVO presents a less encouraging picture.


This briefing collates a review of 29 out of Scotland’s 32 local authority Single Outcome Agreements. The questions below look at the quality and extent of engagement and consultation of the sector in producing the SOAs, and a sense of the extent to which the sector is involved in delivering outcomes.

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