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TAX WARNING FROM COSLA

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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.'
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