North Lanarkshire Council Feels the Pressure of Government Cuts

Thursday 10 October, 2019 Written by 
North Lanarkshire Council Feels the Pressure of Government Cuts

GOVERNMENT CUTS - North Lanarkshire Council are warning of huge cuts. 

Councillors were presented with a pdf icon comprehensive five year financial plan [753kb] (2020/21 to 2024/25) at a meeting of the Policy and Strategy Committee on Thursday 26 September.

The council budget will be set in February next year.

Around 80% of council funding comes from the Scottish Government and the council is projecting a budget shortfall of £100million over the next three years alone.

In addition, the council is facing significant cost pressures from other areas including:

  • The rising costs of caring for an elderly population
  • Increased employee costs
  • Inflationary increases

Cllr Paul Kelly

Image: Cllr Paul Kelly

Cllr Paul Kelly, Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "There's no doubt that these cuts will have a devastating impact on our communities. We've already been forced to reduce revenue spending by £112million since 2013/14 and there are no pain-free areas where savings can be made.

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