South Lanarkshire Council budget for next financial year is finalised

South Lanarkshire Council leader Eddie McAvoy
South Lanarkshire Council leader Eddie McAvoy

South Lanarkshire Council’s budget for the next financial year has been finalised – with over £12 million of cuts.

However, with original estimates predicting as much as £20 million could be wiped from the council coffers, and many believing this to be the toughest financial year for local authorities, it could be described as a good result.

Indeed, there are still some big winners in this year’s budget, which saw a council tax freeze for the fifth year in a row.

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