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Argyll administration lets down the people

Sir,

MSPs are complaining that due to the late autumn statement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond they will only have 15 weeks for scrutiny of the 2017 Scottish draft budget.

Under the Liberal Democrat-Conservative-Independent administration at Argyll and Bute Council, we are lucky to get 15 minutes for scrutiny before amendments are required.

The advice from Audit Scotland ‘to facilitate more transparent scrutiny of budgets, members should consider circulating proposals for significant changes to the budgeting pack in advance of the council meeting, ideally with agenda papers’ is ignored.

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