Scottish councils have warned of a disastrous year ahead for unitary local government. ...
Scottish councils have warned of a disastrous year ahead for unitary local government.
Rosemary McKenna, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities president, said the proposed 1% drop in grant for core services would mean an 8% rise in council tax.
She also criticised the government for announcing that 1996-97 pay awards are expected to be self-financing.
'Cosla has estimated that next year councils will have to find £70 million to meet pay awards, bringing the total cost over the three years to £216m.'