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Scots council leaders blast SNP/Green Government over '£371m funding cut' in Budget

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Council chiefs have condemned an “unacceptable” Scottish Government funding deal which they say delivers a massive £371m cut.COSLA, which speaks for local authorities, is also seeking an “urgent” meeting with the First Minister on the settlement.

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes earlier this month set out the SNP /Green Government’s draft tax and spending plans for next year.

Health was the big winner in the Budget, but COSLA criticised the proposals for their impact on local services. With the Government axing its national council tax freeze, local politicians fear they will have to consider significant tax rises to meet any shortfall.A special leaders meeting of COSLA yesterday unanimously backed a Labour amendment blasting the deal.It

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