Midlothian Council has announced plans to reduce its projected budget shortfall in 2016/17 from £12.7 million to £3.2 million.
This £9.5 million saving will be made through a number of measures as the local authority comes to terms with a predicted fall in council tax income and Scottish Government support.
The savings proposals were revealed as the council’s financial strategy for 2015/16 and 2016/17 was discussed at a recent full council meeting.
Key to the savings will be an increase of net expenditure from two per cent to four per cent, increasing the council’s reserves from £4 million to £8 million.
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