Councillor Alastair Majury on Stirling Council Tax Proposals 4.84% Increase

The current administration of Stirling Council wish to impose the maximum increase in Council Tax of 4.84% to householders in the Stirling Council area.

The agenda and proposals are currently available here: http://minutes.stirling.gov.uk/PDFs/SpecialCouncil/Agendas/CouncilSpecialAgenda.pdf

This is due to be decided at the meeting of Stirling Council on February 27th.

Midlothian Council has already agreed to a 4.84% increase — https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-51466669

Midlothian Council has put its household taxes up by almost 5%.

At a full council meeting on Tuesday, councillors approved an increase of 4.84% in council tax, beginning in April.

It will mean householders in Band D properties will now pay £1,409 in council tax and £448.11 for water and sewerage charges.

Last year. the Midlothian council tax was increased by 4.79% — breaking nine years of council tax freeze.

The SNP ‘Stronger for Scotland’ led Scottish Government has cut funding to local government by 6.92% whilst their budget has fallen by just 1.65% over the same period that was looked at by Audit Scotland.

Councils needing to raise Council Tax is due to the SNP choosing to underfund local government whilst maintaining a history of significant underspends.

For example — https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17719872.snp-government-underspent-its-budget-by-450m-last-year/

£450M equally divided amongst local councils, would have meant each council receiving an extra £14M to spend on vital local services, instead of going unspent/unused.

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Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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