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SNP news: Scots face 50% council tax hike as Sturgeon’s party accused of ‘hoarding’ £770m

SNP news: Scots face 50% council tax hike as Sturgeon’s party accused of ‘hoarding’ £770m
NICOLA STURGEON's SNP government has come under fire after an independent watchdog found Scottish councils had been left '£767 million short to tackle the coronavirus pandemic' - with local authorities warning Scots they may face council tax increases of up to '50 percent' to bridge the gap.

A report by Audit Scotland, an independent public body responsible for auditing the Scottish Government, found Scottish councils were £767 million short on cash to tackle the coronavirus crisis and urgently needed cash from the SNP led Scottish Government.” The report warns the Scottish Government that councils might need to cut back essential services Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters.” COSLA, the body which represents Scottish local authorities has urged the Scottish Government to remove a cap on council tax allowing them to charge Scots however much they like because of the lack of cash from the Scottish Government.” Whitehall also said the Scottish Government has received £8.

Mr Jack urged the Scottish Government to recognise UK funding Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said the SNP led administration to acknowledge the UK Government’s "Union" help and pass on the money as soon as possible to local councils.In response, a Scottish Government spokesperson said: “When the 2019-20 local government finance settlement was set, the Scottish Government’s resource budget from the UK Government – excluding health – was 7.

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