Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is facing a grilling from MSPs over how the Scottish Government plans to meet a possible budget shortfall of more than £1 billion.
The Scottish Government’s latest financial strategy is lacking “analytical assessment” and contains only “limited information” on spending plans, economic experts have said.
Scottish ministers have been warned they “can’t run up a big credit card bill” to deal with a looming £1 billion budget shortfall.
The Scottish Government is facing a possible funding gap of more than £1 billion in its budget for the next three years, a new report has revealed.
The Scottish Government needs to invest “considerably more” on tackling child poverty if it is to meet legally binding targets it has set, according to its own advisers.
The majority of Aberdeen councillors will be paying a controversial new £30 charge for garden waste collections.
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A call for clarity has been made over a plan to make savings of more than £200,000 in the delivery of administration, technical and librarian services in Aberdeen's schools.
A decision to hand over operation of an iconic concert venue to a private company has been branded a “slap in the face” to Aberdeen.
An Aberdeen service which supports the voluntary sector has said funding cuts will impact its work and that of other city organisations.
The boss of a housing charity has said a rise in Aberdeen council rents will have a “massive impact” on tenants.
Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council co-leader, said the increase was “reasonable”, adding it took into account the “pressures” residents are facing.
Aberdeen residents are facing a 4.5% council tax rise.
Trade unionists will join other voices across the city today to condemn the “drastic package” of cuts being considered by Aberdeen City Council.
Exclusive: We won’t shut Aberdeen libraries – council co-leader rules out ‘draconian step’ in budget cuts
Controversial proposals to scrap all but one of Aberdeen's libraries have been thrown out by the council’s ruling administration.
Fountain and Fersands Community Project held a public meeting yesterday at the Woodside Fountain Centre, in the wake of news that it could face a cut of £91,000 to its budget.
In a dramatic U-turn and ahead of budget talks on Tuesday, SNP opposition councillors have said they will be voting against the park’s long-awaited transformation due to what they claim are spiralling costs.
Children who use an Aberdeen family centre were left in tears after hearing of council proposals to slash £91,000 from a treasured community facility.
Aberdeen's council leaders have said the proposed savings put forward by officers remain “options on the table”.
Growing plants and selling them and a “walk of fame” are just some of the proposals put forward by Aberdeen City Council in a bid to boost its coffers.
The savings presented, which total £44.741 million, could see council tax rise by up to 4.79%, crossing patrollers axed and the closure of all Aberdeen's libraries with the exception of Central Library.
Council tax for people living in Moray could rise by 4.79% in April.
Council tax will rise by 3% in Aberdeenshire, posts will go and services cut in a budget dubbed a “catalogue of horrors”.
Council tax in Aberdeenshire will rise by 3% in April, it has been decided today.
Council tax could also rise by 4.79% for residents across the region, with the council leader confirming discussions were still ongoing on whether to put this forward.
Up to 150 posts could go at Aberdeenshire Council in the next year, as they look to make millions of pounds in savings.
A north-east council is more than £500,000 over budget for its sports and culture services.
Aberdeen council leaders want powers to be devolved to local government in a bid to tackle budget cuts.
The Scottish budget deal agreed yesterday saw a 3% cap on a council tax rise increase, giving councils across the country the option to raise council tax by up to 4.79%.
Claims a budget settlement puts the power in local councils’ hands has been branded “disingenuous” by the co-leader of Aberdeen City Council.