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Council faces a possible £40m budget black hole

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

ARGYLL and Bute Council could face further cuts of up to £40 million over the next three years to meet an ‘unpreced ented’ funding gap in its budget, according to new estimates.

A report presented to the council’s Policy and Resources Committee on August 18 estimated a funding gap for 2017-20 of between £16.9 million in the best case scenario, and £33.9 million in the worst. It also projected a shortfall of between £3.4 million and £10.5 million from 2017-18.

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