Spending Review 

The Scottish Government’s spending review (full document attached) brought no relief for local government, quite the opposite.  As you can see from table 1 of page 15 of the document the LG settlement is flatlined for this year and the following four – no account is taken for inflation or pay increases.  This will no doubt lead to significant cuts and takes us into the most challenging negotiating environment we have been in for some time.

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