by Ian Yuill on 21 December, 2018
The 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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