Grants for Scottish councils have been re-calculated just weeks before they set their budgets – with Moray and Aberdeen City among the authorities losing out.
Scottish Budget 2018/19
The Scottish Government defended its budget yesterday amid claims a looming economic slowdown would cost public services £2billion.
Scots are facing a double-whammy raid on their wallets after the draft budget proposed income tax rises for higher earners and paved the way for more council tax hikes.
Businesses in the north-east will continue to benefit from rates relief measures as well as a new package of support.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has said that today’s budget will protect the NHS and other public services against the “worst effects” of Westminster cuts.