Inaccurate media report

An inaccurate media report is unfortunately stating that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has increased community care charges in the islands by 16% for next year.

This is incorrect. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Members unanimously agreed to an increase of 5% per year over the next three years.

A spokesperson said: “This is most unfortunate and we have asked for it to be corrected. Regrettably it is not the first time the reporter in question has filed an inaccurate report in relation to care services. We will be seeking redress through the appropriate channels.”