Water services cash tapped to bankroll referendum
SNP ministers were under fire last night after it emerged they have plundered £800,000 from Scottish Water’s budget to spend on the independence referendum.
Critics said the decision to use the cash to fund an army of spin doctors, instead of improvements in key policy areas such as health and education, showed that the Scottish Government’s priorities were wrong.
The accounting change in the infrastructure, investment and cities budget was identified in the government’s revised spending plans.
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