New research has revealed that SNP cuts to council budgets since 2013-14 have cost residents in Edinburgh more than £200 a head.
The figures provided by the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), reveal the price of SNP austerity for individuals across Scotland.
Across all 32 local authorities in Scotland, spending has been cut by an average of £137 per head over the same period, meaning residents in Edinburgh have been among the hardest hit.
Scottish Labour has persistently called on the SNP to use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to end austerity and invest in lifeline services.
Kezia Dugdale said:
“These figures show the price of SNP austerity for individuals across Scotland.
“The SNP has slashed funding for lifeline services in recent years – and that translates as more than £200 a head since 2013-14 for people in Edinburgh.
“People in the capital have been let down by the SNP administration in Holyrood, which has simply passed on Tory austerity, rather than use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to choose a different course.
“Labour would use those powers to end austerity and invest in our lifeline services such as schools and care for the elderly.”
|Real Total Revenue Per Head (£)||2013-14 (£)||2018-19 (£)||Change (£)|
|Argyll & Bute||2,439||2,212||-226|
|Dumfries & Galloway||2,013||1,887||-125|
|Edinburgh, City of||1,622||1,405||-216|
|Perth & Kinross||1,748||1,620||-128|