SNP's Local Authority Funding Settlement is Unfair

Marco Biagi, Minister for Local Government, referring to local authority finance and the council tax freeze today on BBC Good Morning Scotland said that “everybody accepts [this] is an unfair way of raising revenue, and we’ve been doing this since we have been in office and we’ll stick to that.”

Katy Gordon, Lead Lib Dem List Candidate for West Scotland, responded:

“The SNP has been in office for nearly 9 years - surely this is sufficient time to change things for the better? Instead council tax reform has been kicked into the long grass and local authority funding has suffered.”

“The SNP are extending their control beyond this parliamentary term by forcing local authorities to accept a damaging freeze to their finances for yet another year.”

“They would rather pass cuts onto local authorites and shift the blame than use their new powers to raise more revenue. This is a blatant attempt by the SNP to win the coming election regardless of fairness, justice and essential services.”

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