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South Lanarkshire Councillors warn cost of Covid could get worse over winter

Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter.Councillors were warned that the financial cost of coronavirus could get worse over winter.Coronavirus is set to cost South Lanarkshire Council more than £35 million in 2020-21 but executive director for finance Paul Manning warned “that figure has the potential to move”.Figures reported to the council’s executive committee on Wednesday, November 4, revealed the total cost attributed to Covid-19 was set to be £35.6 million this year with the majority set to be covered by grants from the Scottish Government.However, there would still be a shortfall of £4.6 million once grants totalling almost £23.9 million and other savings were taken into account.In..

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