NHS Highland has recruited a team of finance experts from one of the UK’s biggest consultancy firms to help tackle the beleaguered health authority’s “significant financial challenge”.
Calls were yesterday made for the council to "come clean" over whether any sports facilities in the city will close as a result of major funding cuts.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has insisted that Scotland “gets it share” of UK spending – but complained he gets “precious little thanks” from the SNP for it.
Britain loves a hot hatch.
Business leaders have criticised the “regrettable” decision to cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from Visit Aberdeenshire which they believe could leave the hospitality sector “crippled”.
Council tax, parking charges and recycling fees to go up in Aberdeen as major organisations also take funding hit
Council tax in Aberdeen will go up by 4.5%, parking charges will be increased by up to 14% and a new brown bin charge introduced to save the local authority more than £41million.
Unions, political parties and concerned community groups gathered outside the Town House yesterday as more than £40 million of cuts and savings had to be made inside.
Charity workers are preparing to protest against the "catastrophic" cuts which could be made by Aberdeen City Council today.
Aberdeen City Council is spending more than £115,000 a day paying back loan debt – a sum higher than the hefty budget shortfall it is preparing to tackle.
The SNP has called for Aberdeen City Council to scrap multi-million-pound plans to redevelop Union Terrace Gardens.
One of Aberdeen’s biggest community schemes has warned that “hundreds of families” will be affected by the council’s proposal to slash its budget by 40%.
Council proposals to cut funding for organisations set up to boost tourism will "significantly jeopardise" plans to create growth and jobs in the local economy, it was claimed yesterday.
Scotland's professional body for librarians has sent a letter to council bosses pleading for them to save the service.
Ministers have been warned that a £1 billion funding deal for Scotland’s universities could have “damaging consequences” for the sector.
Moray Council yesterday approved plans to cut £10.3million from its budget over the next year.
More than 200 jobs could be lost as Aberdeen City Council considers budget plans to close £41.2m funding gap
More than 200 jobs at Aberdeen City Council could be lost amid proposed budget cuts designed to save the cash-strapped authority more than £40 million in the next year.
Plans to pass control of community centres into the hands of the public would "destroy" facilities across the city, it has been claimed.
Public toilets, libraries and community centres could close under ‘heartbreaking’ Aberdeen City Council budget plans
The city council could close all of its public toilets, all but one of its libraries and axe all lollipop men and women in an effort save £45 million over the next year.
Moray public toilets could be turned into tourism hotspots – but not before a lot of work and time is put in
Moray public toilets in key tourism areas could be turned into wi-fi hotspots and tourism information sites to give them a more sustainable future.
Cuts to a vital education service could affect the integration of non-native English speakers in Moray, it was claimed yesterday.
Highland Council’s current financial position is far worse than it predicted last year, it has been revealed.
Inverness councillors yesterday agreed to work together to push for city roads to be allocated maintenance funding based on usage, rather than length.
The Scottish Government’s budget was officially passed last night - meaning an increase in income tax paid for Scottish higher earners compared with the rest of the UK.
The Scottish Parliament has formally approved the Government’s tax and spending plans for 2019-20 in the budget’s final vote at Holyrood.
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard clashed with Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions on funding for councils in the Scottish Government budget.
The Scottish Government’s tax and spending plans for 2019-20 are to be formally approved by Holyrood on Thursday, thanks to a deal between SNP ministers and Green MSPs.
Derek Mackay last night faced fresh warnings that high earners could quit Scotland to avoid paying increased income tax rates as MSPs voted for his controversial tax plans.
MSPs have passed the Scottish Government’s proposals on income tax rates for the coming financial year by 61 votes to 52.
North-east councillor questions increasingly ‘depressing’ budget-setting process after voting for £22 million of cuts
One of dozens of north-east councillors who this week voted for £22 million of cuts - which will hit schools, libraries and bus services - has branded the budget-setting process "depressing".
The leader of the largest opposition group in the chamber said he was deeply concerned about the prospect of redundancies.
Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City councils have ruled out imposing a controversial car park tax for the foreseeable future.
Highland Council’s administration yesterday got its budget of £37.5million savings through yesterday - but there were concerns inside and outside the chamber over cuts to education.