Coun­cil Tax hike not the an­swer to cuts

The Oban Times - - News -

Sir, David Pol­lard, let­ters, Novem­ber 19, seeks to blame the Coun­cil Tax freeze for cuts to ser­vices pro­posed by Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil.

The freeze is fully funded by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment.

In­deed, a re­cent Scot­tish Par­lia­ment re­port con­cluded that lo­cal gov­ern­ment is bet­ter funded than if Coun­cil Tax had in­creased by RPI. There is no doubt so­lu­tions to the fi­nan­cial prob­lems of the coun­cil must be found.

A hike in coun­cil tax, how­ever, is not the an­swer.

Colin Mor­ri­son, Isle of Mull.

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