Response to Scottish Government’s budget

The Leader of The Highland Council and the Budget Leader gave the Scottish Government’s budget a very cautious reaction.

Cllr Margaret Davidson said:

“It will take a few days to assess exactly what this means for The Highland Council, and how much of this funding is ring-fenced.

"Local authorities continue to face extremely challenging pressures.

"It is extremely concerning that capital funding available to Local Authorities appears to have reduced by about a third.

"This is in the context of our need for considerable investment in our vast infrastructure in the Highlands.

"There is also significant uncertainty around what will result from the UK Government’s budget announcement next month.”

6 Feb 2020
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