Local government being made the 'fall-guy'

By Dan Peters | 16 January 2019

A member of Perth & Kinross Council’s ruling administration has warned roads, bus services and schools will all ‘suffer’ in ‘highly visible and unpalatable’ cuts.

Lib Dem leader Peter Barrett blamed the Scottish Government and cabinet secretary Derek Mackay, who he said had left the local authority facing a funding gap of more than £9m in the next financial year.

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