As Anas Sarwar hides off-screen, refusing to pose beside rubbish, as he was happy to do at Glasgow Cop26, Edinburgh City Council tries to get more out of the Scottish Government:
“As the lowest funded council in Scotland, it’s time for the Scottish government to properly fund our capital city and its services.”
The First Minister commented that it was:
“really disappointing” that £140m of extra Scottish government funding had not resolved the pay row.
In 2020/21, Edinburgh City Council reported £360 million in ‘usable reserves’ and £2.9 billion in ‘unusable reserves.’ Glasgow City Council only has £137 million in usable reserves and less than £1 billion in unusable reserves.
£2.1 billion of the Edinburgh unusable reserves are for ‘revaluation.’ Any reader able to comment on this?