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Councillors face ‘daunting’ budget

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A SPECIAL meeting today of Argyll and Bute Council is expected to approve plans for a ‘high level’ series of measures to slash spending over the next three financial years.

Councillors will face stark financial facts in the papers before them: an estimated £20 million black hole in the budget between 2018 and 2021, and a swingeing cuts and job losses to help save £11 million – just over half the shortfall – with more needed in the near future.

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