Local Government & Communities Committee call for views on impact of Covid-19 on Council’s financial stability

thumbnail of LGandC Local Govt Finance Inquiry response.Scotland’s councils have had years of cuts and under funding. Now  the demands of tackling Covid-19 have thrown our Local Authorities  into an unprecedented crisis.

Across Councils and their associated trusts and ALEO’s the financial gap is going to be £1bn. This needs to be addressed – urgently.

As we emerge from the pandemic if we are to have a fair and inclusive recovery then empowered and properly funded councils will need to be at the heart of any revival of local economies