Perth and Kinross Council Tax Rise to hit the poor hardest

SNP Group leader , councillor Dave Doogan said : “This budget debate was an unambitious procession of failure by a Tory administration seized by its own inaction.

“This group of Tory councillors were until recently proposing council tax increases of around one per cent.

“Now they are hiking it up by four per cent while the SNP have remained consistent at three per cent.

“Despite their cash grab from household budgets, they are investing hundreds of thousands less in services and dipping into council reserves again.

“On capital expenditure also, the Tories have used barely half of the Scottish Government’s allocation to Perth and Kinross for 2019/20 – a scandalous dereliction of duty.

“It’s now clear for all to see that the Lib Dems are calling all the shots in this Tory-led council and history show us that this always ends badly.”

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