Scotland's Economy

Austerity continues as Chancellor imposes 6% cut

November 25, 2015 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

The Scottish Government will see a real terms reduction of almost 6 per cent in the funding for day to day public services over the next four years, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said today.

Speaking after the Comprehensive Spending Review was announced by the Chancellor, the DFM condemned the continued “austerity of choice” but welcomed the U-turn on tax credits as a victory for the 250,000 families in Scotland who would have been painfully impacted by the cuts.


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