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GLASGOW PLEADS FOR DAMPING GRANT

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The leader of the City of Glasgow City Council has written today to Scottish secretary Michael Forsyth seeking an u...
The leader of the City of Glasgow City Council has written today to Scottish secretary Michael Forsyth seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the 'dire financial predicament' the authority faces.

Cllr Bob Gould says that to meet the government's capping limit for 1996/97 the council faces an increase council tax of 40% and cuts in services totalling £68m.

He is asking the Scottish secretary to consider additional funding to help 'dampen' council tax increases.

'Such new money has been provided to the new councils in Wales by the Welsh secretary,' said cllr Gould.
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