Aberdeen City is Scotland’s second most in-debt council


ABERDEEN City Council is the second most in-debt per resident in Scotland, according to new data.

An analysis of data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from the BBC, has studied the top 10 council areas in the UK with the highest average debt per resident.

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And Aberdeen sits seventh on the UK list, but its figures are the second-worst in Scotland.

The Granite City has, on average, £4,825 debt per resident, just £20 better off the Scotland’s most in-debt council area per resident, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

The city had been forced to find nearly £47million in savings during the budget meeting last year, while more cuts await the cash-strapped authority.

Controversial decisions were made to shut six local libraries and a swimming pool, with the latter being reversed after a legal challenge was launched. 

Aberdeen City Council have been approached for a response.

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