£18 million council savings announced

Scene of cuts...council offices in Hamilton
Scene of cuts...council offices in Hamilton
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CUTS to Clydesdale’s Registry service as well as rises in council house rents and burial charges were agreed at a heated council meeting on Thursday.

As previously reported in the Gazette, South Lanarkshire Council was forced to find around £18 million in savings in its 2015/16 budget.

How this was to be achieved became a bitter row between the controlling Labour group and the SNP opposition.

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