Date lodged: 10 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has received from the leader of Glasgow City Council regarding the city's budget allocation, and whether these have called for an increase in the amount allocated.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 21 November 2017
I met with Glasgow City Council Leader, Councillor Susan Aitken, on 8 August and we discussed a range of issues including the Council's current and future funding allocations. This year Glasgow City Council were able to increase their spending power to support local authority services by £45 million or 3.4 per cent and I will announce the 2018-19 local government finance settlement as part of my Budget announcement next month.