'Real action' call amid £585m budget shortfall

By Mark Conrad | 15 May 2024

Scotland’s councils today demanded a ‘real and meaningful solution’ to the sector’s underfunding after finance experts identified a collective £585m budget shortfall this year.

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) said ‘real action’ was needed to ‘protect the essential frontline services of our communities’.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.

Already a subscriber? Login

Budgets and efficiency Finance Audit Scotland COSLA Unions Cuts