Scottish Borders outlines budget

Scottish Borders Council are looking to save nearly four million pounds over the next year. The announcement comes as the local authority has set out its latest budget proposals today.

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Borders' budget outlined for next year

Scottish Borders Council has set out it's budget proposals for the next year.

The local authority needs to make savings of £3.8 million between 2013-2014, and a further 27.5 million over the next 5 years.

They have honoured an agreement with staff to make no compulsory redundancies, but have made changes to staff terms and conditions.

That means new staff will be placed on a different rate, and there will no longer be pay awards of incremental pay increases.

£191 million will be spent on the Borders' infrastructure over the next 10 years, including projects like Town Centre Regeneration for Galashiels, Selkirk and Newtown St Boswells.

£450,000 has been earmarked for flood protection in Jedburgh after the Skiprunning burn burst its banks last year.

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