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Mixed reaction to draft Budget

There’s been a mixed reaction to yesterday’s draft Budget announcement.

The Federation of Small Businesses has described it as “savvy”, while the University and College Union thought it was “deeply disappointing”.

Meanwhile, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said it was a “missed opportunity” to tackle child poverty.UNISON felt there wasn’t sufficient investment in public services but the FMB said it delivered for Scottish builders.

Local Green MSP Mark Ruskell believes there should have been more support for councils.

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