Report: Local government in Scotland: Financial overview 2019/20

January 26, 2021 by Accounts Commission

Council finances increased in 2019/20, but Covid-19 will intensify pressures.

Funding received by councils from the Scottish Government increased by £500 million in 2019/20. But Covid-19 will drive large rises in costs and spending, combined with falling income.

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Local government in Scotland: Financial overview 2019/20

Some of the key facts from our latest report 'Local government in Scotland: Financial overview 2019/20'.

Local government in Scotland: Financial overview 2019/20 - Key findings

Our Interim Chair Elma Murray discusses some of the key findings of the report.