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WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNCILS SHOCKED AT STRATHCLYDE DEFICIT

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The Scotsman (p6) reports that council leaders in the west of Scotland have expressed shock at the scale of the def...
The Scotsman (p6) reports that council leaders in the west of Scotland have expressed shock at the scale of the deficit they have inherited from Strathclyde RC.

The paper says that it seems almost certain that the councils, which are already planning big council tax increases and service cuts will have to cope with a£40m Strathclyde deficit, well in excess of the original£10-14m estimate.

Glasgow, as the largest authority will have to pay the biggest share, as much as£10m.

Gordon MacDiarmid, depute leader of Glasgow city council told the paper that the deficit would make it difficult for the authority to restrict this year's council tax increase to 25-27 per cent.

'Things get worse daily. We have just heard we will have to pay£1.9m more for policing because the Scottish office refuses to pay,' he said.
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