‘Most difficult’ Angus budget passed as council prepares for job cuts and tax rise

21st February 2018

An Angus budget, drawn up to address an £18 million shortfall, was described by the authority’s leader as the toughest he has ever seen.

The package paves the way for a 3% increase in council tax, the loss of up to 600 jobs in the next three years and the introduction of parking charges on October 1.

It was passed unanimously on Thursday without no alternative put up by the opposition SNP group, but concerns over impacts on teacher numbers and school staff, as well as the future of local recycling centres, were highlighted.

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