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South Lanarkshire Council ready to set budget after four parties agree deal

local authority is today expected to approve a cross-party £800million deal, after more than a month of negotiations between political parties.

Originally, the council had been anticipating having to implement millions of pounds of cuts.However, they were able to avoid that after extra investment from the Scottish Government.That meant that several potential cutbacks were able to be safeguarded.Council tax will be frozen; there will be no reduction to the current free school transport entitlement; no change to the provision of a free nursery place from a child’s third birthday and no reduction to winter gritting – all topics that caused concern among local residents when possible cuts were discussed.The council is also set to approve.

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