SNP failing local councils

The SNP are failing councils as recent figures show that the cost of coronavirus to local authorities could hit more than £400 million.

Under the SNP essential local services have been underfunded for years, yet it is councils that are spearheading the response to this virus. Without action and proper investment from central government vital public services will be at risk.

This news of huge strain on local authority budgets comes as the SNP are delaying in opening up Scotland’s hospitality and tourism industry.

Instead of following other parts of the UK and opening the sector on the 4 July, the separatists are forcing businesses to wait until the 15 July.

This delay will cost businesses millions at a time when thousands of jobs are already on the line. The SNP are risking people's livelihoods. They need to accept responsibility for that and take action now.

Cllr Alastair Redman