Highland Council has given a “very cautious” response to the Scottish Government’s budget and claims that funding has been increased.
The introduction of the controversial welfare policy will be delayed in some areas until 2024 and cost an extra £500 million.
Council officers calculate the hike will generate just short of £2.4 million in extra funds when applied to almost 14,000 properties across the region
Performance against national indicators has deteriorated over a five year period, with poor performance in priority areas including education
The local authority’s record in making cuts was considered “poor” and the current pace of change is deemed too slow
Scottish Government unhappy with delay but No. 11 has promised £1.2 billion more from UK budget
Highland Council education chiefs have said that the strath's largest primary school is due to re-open tomorrow
Some children were being looked after hundreds of miles from home.
Inspectors had given gradings from good to only adequate and weak on their last visit and new temporary senior management was brought in
Highland councillors have agree the finances which will provide a platform for the region to become a low carbon centre for Scotland
The motion underlines the importance of outdoor play for youngsters citing their need to expel energy, exercise and gain vitamin D
The new proposal would pay a fee per child and increase the payment by 20 per cent from January 1, 2020