Call for a share of government underspend

The Highland Council has called for a share of Scottish Government budget underspend.

The following motion by Cllr Alasdair Christie, Deputy Leader of The Highland Council was agreed today at a meeting of the Council.

 “Council notes with concern that the Scottish Government has underspent its Budget in 2017/18 by £453 million. This impacts all residents in Scotland. The Highland Council calls for this to be released immediately to Local Councils in line with the accepted and previously used grant distribution formula. This would equate to an additional £21.345 million for the Highland Council.

"Council calls upon all Highland MSPs to publicly support our call for our share of this funding which will allow the Council to maintain services, mitigate and re-phase some of the Budget decisions previously scheduled for later on this year.”

28 Jun 2018