Households in Angus to be short-changed by £122.79
Angus is set to be short-changed by £6,144,859 due to Tory smoke and mirrors over support for those struggling with the cost of living, equating to £112.79 per household in the area.
Tory Chancellor revealed he would be providing Scotland with an additional £290m to help with the cost of household council tax bills.
However, Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has revealed that there is no additional money Scotland to help low-income families pay their council tax.
In a letter to Holyrood’s Finance committee Ms. Forbes reveals the Scottish Government was expecting to receive £852m from the Treasury but will instead receive £814m. Meaning the Scottish Government will have to find funds from elsewhere in its budget to cover help people in Angus pay their council tax bills.
– Graeme Dey
The Tories have tried to pull the wool over the eyes of people in Angus by claiming they would be providing extra cash to deal with the cost of living crisis, but instead are short-changing Angus by £6,144,859 and households by £112.79 each.
Rishi Sunak claimed Westminster was being generous to Scotland when the truth is that they have provided nothing extra at all. Leaving the Scottish Government to make good on another broken Tory promise by finding funds from its limited budget to help out hard-pressed families by cutting £150 off their council tax bills.