Thursday, November 26, 2009

Local Government finance ...

Well, well, well - finance settlement for Councils out this afternoon ...

... and Local Government revenue funding for the City of Edinburgh Council, for the year 2010/11, is up.

Yes - UP.

Who would have predicted that ;-)

... I'll just repeat what I've been saying for months:

There is a huge difference between the problem being one of expenditure - which it primarily is - and the way the whole situation is being portrayed by many who insinuate that everything is down to falling income. Income is not falling - income is rising.

It comes down to this --- you can't blame someone else if the problem is primarily about the rate of your own expenditure ... much easier to accuse others of reducing your income, even if it's just not true.

Well - the truth is now out.

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