Submission Documents: Motion by Councillor George Redmond:- "Council notes: the UK Government's Budget on 15th March; that the key feature of the Budget amounted to a "large giveaway to a small number of higher earners" at a cost of 1.2billion to public services; that cuts to Fuel Duty amount to 4.8billion from public services, while public sector workers are denied real-terms pay rises; and that the typical energy household bill is expected to be 17% higher in 2023/24 than in 2022/23. Council also notes the commitment to create an Investment Zone in Scotland; however, it recognises the failure of the UK Government to meaningfully deliver on the 'Levelling Up' agenda; and condemns the last-minute changes to Levelling Up funding that denied the City of Glasgow vital investment. Council believes that it should maximise every opportunity for additional investment into the City; and therefore instructs Officers to engage with the Scottish Government to identify options for bringing the Investment Zone to Glasgow in a way which reflects the values of this Council; but resolves to write to the UK Government outlining its serious concerns about the allocation of funding to date and to secure assurances that time and resources will not be wasted by the last-minute decisions of Ministers." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Councillor George Redmond:- "Council notes: the UK Government's Budget on 15th March; that the key feature of the Budget amounted to a "large giveaway to a small number of higher earners" at a cost of 1.2billion to public services; that cuts to Fuel Duty amount to 4.8billion from public services, while public sector workers are denied real-terms pay rises; and that the typical energy household bill is expected to be 17% higher in 2023/24 than in 2022/23. Council also notes the commitment to create an Investment Zone in Scotland; however, it recognises the failure of the UK Government to meaningfully deliver on the 'Levelling Up' agenda; and condemns the last-minute changes to Levelling Up funding that denied the City of Glasgow vital investment. Council believes that it should maximise every opportunity for additional investment into the City; and therefore instructs Officers to engage with the Scottish Government to identify options for bringing the Investment Zone to Glasgow in a way which reflects the values of this Council; but resolves to write to the UK Government outlining its serious concerns about the allocation of funding to date and to secure assurances that time and resources will not be wasted by the last-minute decisions of Ministers.".

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Item Minute - 30 March 2023 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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