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Education is budget winner

A BUDGET that protects education and aims to generate income for the council has been agreed.

Dumfries and Galloway councillors met yesterday to look at proposals from the four groups — Labour/SNP, Conservative, Independent and Socialist.

And they agreed to adopt the indicative budget put forward by the Labour/SNP administration.

Their plans pledge no cuts to education, but instead will see an increase in fees for services and charges in a bid to generate cash.

A Council Tax rise of 4.84 per cent — an average of £1.09 per week, per household – was also agreed.

Leader Elaine Murray said: “This administration budget proposal will ensure that we protect our schools from further cuts which will be welcomed by pupils, parents and teachers across Dumfries and Galloway.”

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