Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

Local government is a central participant in the public sector reform work that the Government is undertaking. We are taking forward a range of different responses to the Christie commission, principally on the integration and collaboration of local public services.

Local government is actively involved in that work with a range of third sector providers, the health service or the police service at a local level. It is also a full and active partner with the Government on implementing the preventative expenditure agenda.

Local government is actively involved in the public service reform agenda on a range of areas, and we welcome its participation in that process.