Fastest-growing council faces budget shortfall

By Dan Peters | 04 July 2019

Midlothian Council needs to deal with a significant budget shortfall as it faces further pressures as the fastest-growing local authority in Scotland, a report today from the local government spending watchdog has said.

The Account Commission said the council ‘urgently’ needed a medium-term financial strategy to address a £14.5m budget shortfall by 2022/23.

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