Budget Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack Labour

Does the £600 million for health and social care include funding for council-provided social care? What certainty can the cabinet secretary offer around the unallocated funding that she has mentioned, given that councils are already having to access reserves and plan for cuts in jobs and services? The City of Edinburgh Council alone has a £60 million financial shortfall.