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COSLA SURVEY ON RSG SETTLEMENT FINDS HARSH YEAR AHEAD

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An analysis of this year's RSG settlement by COSLA had revealed that more than 40 of the 65 councils in Scotland wi...
An analysis of this year's RSG settlement by COSLA had revealed that more than 40 of the 65 councils in Scotland will need to restrict spending increases to under 2% if they are to avoid the risk of capping, the Scotsman reports (p12).

Two councils, Clydebank DC and the Western Isles Islands Council face a freeze on spending while Shetland Islands Councils will have to reduce its budget by 10%. Charles Gray, president of COSLA, called the settlement 'exceedingly harsh', reports the paper.
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