Scottish councils have criticised new Budget as ‘simply a reduction’ in the local government cuts that were already planned.
Council leaders have warned of a funding crisis despite a last-minute announcement to hand back £160m to local authorities.
Scottish councils have told Holyrood the finance chief should quit if MSPs reject what they describe as his ‘budget of doom’.
The financial settlement will leave two-thirds of councils millions of pounds worse off in 2017/18 - with 201 districts pushed towards ‘financial tipping point’ - council leaders have warned today.
Manchester City Council has announced cuts of £30m over the next three years despite last Autumn’s warning they would have a budget shortfall of between £40m and £75m.
Welsh councils have been given a ‘good' financial settlement, according to local government secretary Mark Drakeford.
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Further cuts in government funding on the same scale as last year would have a 'disastrous' effect on services, Scottish council leaders have warned.
The Highland Council is this week considering a plan to cut its workforce to cope with spending cuts, with a final decision to be made in February.
Brighton and Hove has revealed plans to cut 140 jobs and raise council tax by nearly 4% in an attempt to save £24m.