Highland Council Administration yesterday acknowledged previous failings in its budget governance, and told opposition councillors changes in process would assure proper governance in future.
Budget Leader Alister Mackinnon
Highland Council has clawed back a massive budget overspend by £3million in four months.
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.
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.