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‘Tough times’ budget hikes up council tax and fees – yet again

ARGYLL and Bute Council is facing a £5 million to £27 million funding gap over the next three years.

Suggestions for the next round of savings include raising council tax, fees and charges by another three per cent, and reducing funding for health and social care by £725,000.

Council officers published their 500-page budget plan last week, before it faces the Budget, Policy and Resources Committee for any recommendations today, Thursday February 15, and then a vote by the full council next Thursday, February 22.

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