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South Lanarkshire Council will not make a decision on the 2017/18 budget until next month.
Councillors had been due to attend a special meeting on Thursday of this week to vote on spending proposals.
But Scottish finance minister Derek Mackay has written to authorities advising them the current financial settlement is still a provisional one.
An executive committee is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 with this a likely date for the next opportunity to discuss the package.
South Lanarkshire is facing £22.461m of cuts, involving 282 posts across council services.
The loss of posts, it has been pointed out, could be met through “natural turnover, vacancies, early retirement and redeployment”.
Council leader Eddie McAvoy has already insisted that South Lanarkshire would not put up council tax charges - despite the Scottish Government ending a nineyear tax freeze deal with local authorities.
The deadline for setting the council’s £660m budget is March 11.