Hundreds of pupil support staff helping special needs children across Highland schools are considering “unprecedented” strikes over education cuts proposed by the cash-strapped council.
Budget Leader Alister Mackinnon
Highland Council will know early next week how much money it will get for 2019/20 from the Scottish Government, and the news could be worse than anticipated.
Highland Council’s predicted budget overspend for this year has been slashed by almost half - but new chief executive Donna Manson says there’s to be no slacking off in the drive to balance the books.
Budget leader Alister Mackinnon yesterday issued a stark warning over Highland Council’s precarious financial position in a statement predicting a £5.1m overspend this year, almost twice what was projected at the same time last year.
The leader of Highland Council yesterday said the introduction of parking charges is not yet a done deal - while admitting £1 million must be raised.