Humza Yousaf’s pledge to freeze council tax without first consulting local authority leaders is a “serious breach” of the agreement he signed with councils, the head of the local government body COSLA has insisted.

Shona Morrison accused the First Minister of having chosen to “undermine the spirit and the letter” of the Verity House Agreement when he announced the headline policy in his speech to the SNP conference.

That agreement, which was signed by both Morrison and Yousaf at the end of June, promised there would be “improved engagement on budgetary matters” in the run-up to the Scottish budget in December.

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