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Elderly care 'arms-length' plan for Aberdeen City Council

Elderly care services in Aberdeen are set to be put under the control of an 'arms-length' company, BBC Scotland can reveal.

A report asks members to approve the final business case for the firm, to be called Bon Accord Care.

The company - wholly owned by the council but run at arms-length - would employ 647 staff, many transferring over from the council itself.

The report says the company should turn in a profit of £2.2m in five years.

It will be discussed at next Wednesday's meeting of the full council.

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