So that's good as the cost of living is getting higher over the past couple of months food prices have has a big raise.
Not picking on you specifically, tempting as it is... but do you think that inflation has been 0% for the last three years?
It hasn't. The real cost of everything has risen by ~3% a year for the last three years, which begs the question: how are the Scottish councils paying for this rise in costs?
I assume that they're either being given a grant by the Scottish Parliament, or cutting services. Neither of these is a good thing. I'd personally much rather eat a 3% year-on-year increase than a ~12% increase all at once.