£18 million council savings announced

Scene of cuts...council offices in Hamilton
Scene of cuts...council offices in Hamilton

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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