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30 October 2014 - We have published 2 documents about our recent consultations on councillor numbers. The first is a statement of our approach to determining councillor numbers and includes our views on the responses to the consultation. The second is a summary of the responses which we received during the consultations. Both documents are available from the Resources page.

16 October 2014 - We are carrying out a review of a small section of the boundary between Fife council area and Perth and Kinross council area at Keltybridge and also at Fife Environmental Energy Park at Westfield. We have today started a period of consultation with Fife Council and Perth and Kinross Council that will conclude on 16 December 2014. This will be followed by a period of consultation with the public that will start in January 2015 and last for 12 weeks. For more information, please go to our Keltybridge Review page.

22 August 2014 - We have completed our consultation with the public on councillor numbers. For more information, please go to our Fifth Electoral Reviews page.

6 August 2014 - We have published our Annual Report 2013-14 which is available on the Publications section of this website.

12 June 2014 - We have added a new Information Paper entitled European statistical areas (NUTS and LAU) in Scotland. You can download it from the Information Papers page of our Publications section.

29 May 2014 - We have started our public consultation on our proposals for councillor numbers, as part of our Fifth Reviews of Electoral Arrangements. This consultation lasts for 12 weeks from 29 May until 21 August 2014. We have previously consulted with councils on these same proposals, and we are publishing each council's response alongside the proposals. To support the public consultation we have developed a Consultation Portal which allows you to view the proposals on a map background and submit your comments to us. We have issued a News Release on the consultation. We have also published all of our meeting papers leading up to the publication of these proposals. There is full information on the reviews and the consultation on the Fifth Reviews pages of this website.

23 April 2014 - We have completed our consultation with councils on councillor numbers. For more information, please go to our Fifth Electoral Reviews page.

28 March 2014 - We have published the Corporate Plan 2014-2017 in the Publications section of this website.

27 March 2014 - We have made a written submission to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee of the Scottish Parliament in response to their call for evidence for their inquiry into the Flexibility and Autonomy of Local Government. We have published that submission as part of our Meeting Papers from our March 2014 meeting.

21 February 2014 - Our Fifth Reviews of Electoral Arrangements get underway today with the start of a consultation with councils on councillor numbers. The Fifth Reviews will result in the Commission making recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the number of councillors and electoral ward boundaries in each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. We will be conducting the Fifth Reviews in two phases: firstly we will consult and decide on councillor numbers for each council; secondly we will consult and decide on ward boundaries. In each of those phases, the legislation requires us to consult with councils for 2 months before informing anyone else of our proposals. For more information please go to our Fifth Electoral Reviews page.

18 February 2014 - We expect to begin our Fifth Reviews of Electoral Arrangements at the end of this week when we begin a consultation with councils on councillor numbers. There will be more detail on this website from 21 February. For more information please go to our Reviews in Progress page.

11 February 2014 - We have updated our Information Paper entitled Health Board boundaries in Scotland to reflect changes to Health Board boundaries from 1 February 2014. The Information Paper is available from the Publications section of this website. The Information Paper previously also described the boundaries of police and fire service areas. Since 1 April 2013, single emergency services covering all of Scotland have been introduced, and so the content relating to police and fire services has been removed from the Information Paper.

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