Council agrees motion on Highland taxes
The Highland Council today agreed the following motion to Council by Leader of the Council Margaret Davidson and Provost of Inverness Helen Carmichael:
“The Highland Council believes that local taxes raised locally should stay locally and this is in accordance with the European Charter of Local Self-Government.
The Highland Council calls on the SNP Scottish Government to ensure that the full amount (£5m) of Council Tax multiplier will stay in Highland for Highland Education and will not be redistributed to other Local Authority areas.
We also require that none of the £5m is removed from our Local Government grant settlement.”
A paper on the matter will be taken to the next meeting of the Education Child and Adult Services Committee.