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SCOTTISH LABOUR STUDY PREDICTS SPIRALLING COSTS OF REFORM

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Shadow Scottish secretary George Robertson yesterday warned that householders would have to shoulder the burden of ...
Shadow Scottish secretary George Robertson yesterday warned that householders would have to shoulder the burden of local government reorganisation in Scotland, amounting to up to £250 per person, the Scotsman reports (p2).

A Labour party study released yesterday claims the Touche Ross estimate for the Scottish office of transitional costs of £200m is too conservative.

According to the study - dismissed by the Scottish office as 'nonsense' - costs for council tax payers could range from £83 in the lowest band (A) and £250 in the highest band (H) over a three year period.
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