Funding for South Lanarkshire Council

For immediate release:

OVER £36 MILLION NEW FUNDING REACHES SOUTH LANARKSHIRE TO TACKLE IMPACT OF COVID-19

South Lanarkshire Council has received an additional £36.33m from the Scottish Government to support local services and tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local authorities will also receive their fair share of a further £184.8 million which is currently undistributed but will be allocated following parliamentary approval.

The extra funding has been provided to help offset the drop-in revenue that South Lanarkshire Council has experienced during the pandemic and brings the overall support package to councils over the Covid-19 pandemic to more than £1 billion.

Commenting, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey said:

“The pandemic has put enormous pressure on households, communities and local services right across Scotland, and I am glad that the Scottish Government has ensured South Lanarkshire has more funding to deal with this.

“This funding boost is supporting access to food, welfare payments and frontline services, and is just one way we are providing for individuals and businesses to protect jobs and incomes.

“Already, the Scottish Government has provided South Lanarkshire Council with £29.4 million to respond to the public health crisis, as well as over £44 million to support local businesses through government grants.”

ENDS

Notes:

The Scottish Government have committed an additional £791.9 million in COVID related funding to support local authority services, including the estimated consequentials of £90 million for a lost income scheme.

The following table includes £607.1 million of that funding, with local authorities receiving their fair share of a further £184.8 million which is currently undistributed but will be allocated following parliamentary approval.

LOCAL AUTHORITY AMOUNT (£M)

ABERDEEN CITY 19.404

ABERDEENSHIRE 26.247

ANGUS 12.494

ARGYLL & BUTE 10.137

CLACKMANNANSHIRE 6.147

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY 17.707

DUNDEE CITY 18.586

EAST AYRSHIRE 14.844

EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE 11.185

EAST LOTHIAN 11.059

EAST RENFREWSHIRE 10.566

EDINBURGH CITY OF 45.825

EILEAN SIAR 3.634

FALKIRK 17.407

FIFE 42.516

GLASGOW CITY 78.600

HIGHLAND 27.229

INVERCLYDE 9.866

MIDLOTHIAN 9.914

MORAY 9.712

NORTH AYRSHIRE 17.313

NORTH LANARKSHIRE 40.672

ORKNEY ISLANDS 3.184

PERTH & KINROSS 15.102

RENFREWSHIRE 20.396

SCOTTISH BORDERS 12.717

SHETLAND ISLANDS 3.403

SOUTH AYRSHIRE 12.283

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE 36.332

STIRLING 9.821

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE 11.658

WEST LOTHIAN 21.188

TOTAL 607.146

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