Roads spending slashed by up to 48% as councils prioritise education and social care

Roads spending slashed by up to 48% as councils prioritise education and social care
 

Scotland’s roads are bearing the brunt of cuts to council budgets, new data shows.
Dundee has slashed spending on maintaining the network by nearly a half over the last seven years, as councillors try to shield children and vulnerable adults from the cash squeeze.
Funding for Scottish councils has reduced by 7.6% since 2010/11, according to the Local Government Benchmarking Framework report, which amounts to an £800m cut in real terms.
Reacting to the report, COSLA, the umbrella body for councils, said local authorities have managed to minimise the impact on services of shrinking budgets by... read more

 
13 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 57
Source: The Courier
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