Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has criticised the UK Government for cancelling its Budget, insisting the move is “breathtaking in its disregard” for the devolved administrations.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been warned against tax hikes in his November budget, with Conservative backbenchers fearing they would damage economic recovery.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has refused to be drawn on reports that the Government is eyeing a £20 billion tax hike in the autumn to deal with the cost of the coronavirus crisis.
Tax hikes of up to £20 billion are being considered by the Treasury to deal with the cost of the coronavirus crisis, it has been reported.
Councils across England should be braced for an economic shock as they look set to miss out on millions in parking fees and charges, according to the AA.
Aberdeenshire Council is forming an action plan to deal with an "unparalleled financial crisis" expected to create a £30 million budget black hole.
The coronavirus has forced a north-east council to change spending plans for the coming year.
More than 60 jobs could be axed as a north-east council looks to balance its books.
The telecoms industry has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a £5 billion investment to introduce gigabit-capable broadband across the whole of the UK.
Last week council officers laid out a raft of potential savings and cuts – many of which did not come to pass.
Under the new budget, a number of services have been cut to reduce Aberdeen City Council’s £37.9 million funding black hole.
Aberdeen's councillors have taken the decision to no longer offer catering facilities for staff.
A new commitment has been made to one of Aberdeen's most vulnerable groups.
Council tax across Aberdeen is set to rise by 4% – after the budget outlining savings to plug a £37.9 million funding gap was approved.
Councillors have voted to invest £100 million as part of a bid to tackle climate change.
Today Aberdeen councillors will decide the budget for the next financial year. A rise in council tax, cuts to services and increases to parking and garden waste charges are all on the cards. Follow the latest from our reporters Emma Morrice and Jamie Hall in the council chambers below.
Local authorities in the north-east are set to receive almost £8 million extra after the Scottish Government reached an agreement over its budget.
City leaders today warned cuts to all services are under consideration after revealing a raft of potential measures to plug a £37.9 million funding black hole.
Aberdeen councillors considered a raft of cost-saving measures last year to plug a £41.2 million funding blackhole.
Aberdeen council officers have prepared a raft of possible savings as part of the budget proposals for 2020/21.
An Aberdeenshire MSP is calling on his political opponents to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commit £15 billion to health and care services.
Council leaders have warned the city faces another round of savage cuts as they try to find £80 million of savings over the next two years.
The leader of Aberdeenshire Council has warned the local authority faces having to find millions of pounds ahead of its budget next month.
The co-leader of Aberdeen City Council has warned the local authority will have to make “difficult decisions” following the Scottish Government’s budget.
Politicians from across the north-east have welcomed progress on the Scottish budget date being set.
North-east council dips into cash reserves after spending two-thirds of budget in first eight months
Aberdeenshire Council has spent almost two-thirds of its budget over eight months according to a newly-published report.
Local authorities will be forced to “set council tax rates blind” due to the delay with the UK Budget, a city councillor claimed today.
Candice Brown has called on the Government to protect the “lifeline” of local pubs by cutting “astronomical” levels of beer tax.
Aberdeen City Council’s winter roads budget could be extended should the weather be worse than anticipated, councillors have been told.
Aberdeen's council bosses have warned its winter roads budget will only be able to cope with a mild season despite forecasters predicting this winter could be the coldest in more than three decades.