This year, all service areas must be considered as Councils look to address pressures of £1bn – that’s the impact if Scottish Government does not change its current spending plans.
Councils spend around £570m on culture and sport services – that’s around 4% of all net revenue expenditure.
If current spending plans don’t change and culture and sport services take their ‘fair share’ of the financial pressures for 2023/24, they could have to find savings of around £40m – that equates to:
- 1,400 fewer library assistants
- 40% reduction in library provision
- 90% of spend on museums and galleries
- 20% of spend on sports facilities
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