Budget Update

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

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James Kelly makes a good point, which is similar to the one that was raised by Mark McDonald: different parts of the country will be hit in different ways, as they depend on different sectors. That is why some form of discretionary funding is so important.

Glasgow will get its fair share of all the schemes that have been announced today. More sectors will be represented in Glasgow than is the case in other parts of the country, so it will get a fair share. Over and above that, Glasgow will get its share of the discretionary fund that has been agreed with COSLA. My understanding is that there is an additional top-up for areas that have been in level 4, which includes Glasgow.