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S5W-06403: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the impact would be on active travel in Scotland of a £327 million reduction to local government funding.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 31 January 2017

Taking next year's local government finance settlement plus the other sources of income available through potential increases in council tax, and Health and Social Care Integration, the overall increase in spending power to support local authority services in 2017-18 amounts to £241 million (2.3 per cent in cash terms) or over £91 million (0.9 per cent in real terms).

Furthermore, we will meet out Programme for Government commitment to maintain the budget for active travel at record levels throughout this Parliament, with planned investment in 2017-18 of £39.2 million.