Participatory budgeting given go ahead in Scotland

By Hiba Mahamadi | 30 October 2017

Residents in Scotland will be given a say in how £100m of council funds are to be used after a ‘landmark’ agreement was reached between the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COLSA).

By the end of 2021, at least 1% of local government budgets in Scotland will be subject to participatory budgeting, which means that residents will decide how to allocate the budget.

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