Ian Yuill

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Scottish Government budget risks massive cuts to local council services

by Ian Yuill on 21 December, 2018

Photo of Scottish banknotesThe Scottish Government’s new draft budget for 2019/20 proposes a massive cut to the money available to provide local council services.

The Government funding proposed for Aberdeen City Council means that, once again, it will be the worst funded council in Scotland.

Aberdeen City Council finance staff have calculated that, on a like for like basis, the funding the council will have to provide the same set of services in  2019/20 has reduced by 3.1%, or £9.8 million compared to 2018/19. That means the SNP Scottish Government’s plans risk cuts to core services such as libraries, education and road repairs.

Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors will continue to do all we can to get a fair funding deal for our city from the Scottish Government.

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  1. Andy S says:

    Dear Mr Yuill.

    If Mr Barney Crockett wasn’t busy proposing the council tax payers fund a slap up dinner (no doubt he plans to attend) to celebrate 700 years since the signing of the William Wallace Stockett Charter there may be a little more money go round? I commend you for voicing an amendment to this proposal but I believe since one councilor was not in attendance I understand Mr Crocket had the casting vote! I’m not sure what planet he is on but it’s not planet priority services is it.

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