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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Motions as amended

That the Parliament notes the key role that councils play in their communities and their part in delivering a national recovery; recognises that the independent Scottish Fiscal Commission has stated that overall the 2022-23 Scottish Budget has reduced in real terms by 5.2%; notes that this is in spite of continued COVID-19 and inflationary pressures on public services; welcomes the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2022-23, which, despite these challenges, includes record funding of £18 billion for Health and Social Care, doubles the Scottish Child Payment, introduces free bus travel for everyone under the age of 22, and delivers a fair settlement worth over £12.5 billion of funding to local authorities; recognises that the total local government settlement has increased by £588.2 million, or 5.1% in real terms, including specific funding for social care, education and employability support, and welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to developing a fiscal framework for local government and delivering a citizens’ assembly on sources of local government funding.


Vote

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  58 for, 2 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 4 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 20 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  7 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament notes the calls made by COSLA and all council group leaders for the Scottish Government to deliver a much better financial settlement for the next financial year; further notes that COSLA states that the funding cut to the core revenue budget is £371 million in real terms, and calls on the Scottish Government to commit to fair funding for local councils by delivering a new financial framework, which will ensure that councils automatically receive a set percentage of the Scottish Government budget each year.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S6M-02838.2

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Tom Arthur, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Kate Forbes, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote Vote Passed


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-02838.1

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Daniel Johnson, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022