Local Scottish council budget cuts

Councils in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are setting out their budgets for the coming year.

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D&G Council budget agreed

Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed on the budget for the coming financial year.

The proposals, which were backed by Independent Councillors, include:

  • Investment in roads infrastructure and small business support
  • Expansion of the Council's graduate and apprenticeship schemes
  • Increase the Living Wage to £7.50 an hour
  • Avoid compulsory redundancies

The council say additional money allocated in today's budget takes the amount of funding allocated to addressing Welfare Reform to £1.6 million.

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