Thursday, February 10, 2011

Budget approved

Budget approved today --- not the Labour Group one unfortunately :-(

It did all come down to the casting vote of the Lord Provost though - with the Conservatives and the Greens backing the Labour Amendment ... with further minor amendments of their own.

I very much welcome the approach taken by the other two Opposition Groups in the run-up to, and during, the Budget debate.

So,29/29 was the split :-((

Main differences between the Lib-Dem/SNP Administration Budget, and the Labour Group Budget, are undoubtedly the very significant reduction to Education funding in the approved budget; and also the significant reduction to voluntary sector funding in the approved budget. Neither of these two reductions (at all) was contained within the joint-Opposition position, with very different political choices being made.

All the Labour Group budget details are as published earlier - follow the links here - and the Administration budget details can now be found on the Council's main web-site.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.

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