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Waste fund's ring fencing to end

Currently ring fenced Scottish Strategic Waste Fund money will no longer be protected if the Scottish Governments proposed budget is approved. A Scottish Government waste spokesman explained the principle behind the move: The change will allow local authorities (LAs) to make the best use of resources on the ground. They know the best way to spend the money in their area. Removing the ring fence will enable more flexibility in budgets and LAs know that they have recycling and waste reduction ...