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Island council sees budget deficit cut in half to £3.4m

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WESTERN Isles Council’s budget deficit for next year has almost halved, from £6.3m to £3.4m, following an improved settlement with the Scottish Government, but its services still need to be ‘redesigned’.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s original projections, based on the recent series of one year settlements from the Scottish Government, were that savings of up to £20m could be required over the term of the comhairle, including £6.3m in 2018/19.

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