Brace yourselves for even more cuts
McAvoy’s warning as council faces £80m shortfall
South Lanarkshire Council is bracing itself for over £80million worth of cuts over the next three years.
A report to councillors on the executive committee has warned members the authority will probably have to slash £84.4m from the budget before 2019 just to balance the books.
And council leader Eddie McAvoy this week warned residents to prepare themselves for damaging cuts to vital services.
Members of the executive committee are set to meet today ( Wednesday) to discuss the council’s financial strategy.
They will be told SLC is facing over £36m of cuts next year, of which nearly £8m is down to the removal of the national insurance rebate.
The figure is expected to be £26.1m in 2017/18 and £22m in 2018/19.
Officers have used a number of assumptions in calculating the figures, such as a continuation of the counciltax freeze and presumed cuts to the
Gearing up for cuts