Hyslop Welcomes Local Services Investment from Scottish Budget
Local Linlithgow MSP has welcomed the Scottish Government’s Budget which passed through Parliament yesterday (Thursday 31st January) which includes an increase in investment for local services.
Holyrood has backed the SNP’s budget plans, offering economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services.
“Despite a real term cut from Westminster of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource grant, the Scottish Government is proposing additional funding of almost £730 million for Scotland’s health and care services – including £57.2m for NHS Lothian.
“Under the deal reached, West Lothian Council will receive an additional £14.26m in spending power compared to last year’s budget as part of a total overall settlement of £11.1bn for local government. This means giving our schools, hospitals and other vital services the money they need to deliver better services for our communities.
“This is a progressive budget that invests in our people and our local communities and I welcome this investment for my constituency.”