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Highland Council Staff Numbers Underspend Helps To Create A 3million Surplus

The Corporate Resources Committee of Highland council debated the latest account to December 2020 that show an underspend in staffing costs of 14,474. This saving has helped to create a surplus and stated in the report "at current projections for the year-end outturn position suggest a net year end budget surplus of 3.1m, a significant improvement from the 8.7m forecast overspend reported to this committee in November." Councillor Matthew Reiss appeared today to chair the meeting of the Corporate Resource committee following the resignation of councillor Alister Mackinnon. [Read Full Article]