Letter: Response to Mr Williams

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Mr Williams cannot get away with blaming the UK Government for the failings of the Scottish Government (last week’s letter).

The figures are there for all to see on the Scottish Parliament website. The Scottish Government’s budget went up by 1.8 per cent this year after taking inflation into account.

In contrast the Scottish Government cut the grant they gave to councils by 3.4 per cent after inflation.

No wonder councils throughout Scotland are being forced to make people redundant and cut services.

I wish the Scottish Government would do a U-turn and give councils a fair deal.

Alan Reid,