Wishart Comments on Council Budget

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Pete Wishart MP has commented on the recent budget set by Perth & Kinross Council.

Mr Wishart said:

“No budget process is easy these days. The amount of money available for public services is under huge pressure and local councils are very much in the front line. The administration group on Perth & Kinross Council have worked hard to deliver a budget that will deliver the required savings while protecting some very important services and continuing the Council Tax freeze which I know will be welcomed by local households.

“The squeeze on the public finances is causing a great deal of pain. The cuts they have imposed have been too deep and too quick and we are all feeling the effects. I have a huge amount of respect for our local councillors who are delivering the best budget they can in extremely difficult circumstances.”