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CUNNINGHAM WELCOMES HOLYROOD BACKING FOR BUDGET WITH BOOST FOR LOCAL SERVICES

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed the backing given by Holyrood to the SNP’s budget plans, offering economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. 

Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource grant, the SNP is proposing additional funding of almost £730 million for Scotland’s health and care services – including £28.1 million for NHS Tayside.

Under the deal reached, Perth & Kinross Council will receive nearly £23 million in additional spending power compared to last year’s budget, as part of a total overall settlement of £11.1 billion for local government.

The budget also includes more than £180 million to raise attainment in schools, and almost £500 million for the expansion of early learning and childcare.

Ms Cunningham said: 

“With the UK government in complete chaos, the SNP in government are offering certainty and stability with a budget which protects public services, supports the economy, and helps build a fairer country.

“This budget uses our powers in a progressive way in order to protect and invest in our public services – with a major boost for the NHS. 

“Giving our schools, hospitals and other vital services in Perthshire South & Kinross-shire the money they need to deliver better services for our communities is vital to this government. This is why I welcome Holyrood’s support for the budget.”  

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, 63 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0PE  •  01738 620540   •   Website designed & hosted by Craig Mackay Design