SNP Glasgow follow Dundee raising parking charges and nursery fees

SNP controlled Glasgow Council are to follow Dundee Council and raise parking charges in a move to try and raise an extra £2million per year.

Charges for city street parking and out-of-city parking will both be raised by the SNP. Resident's parking permits will also be hiked to raise extra revenue. Permits will increase by £35 a year.

Free on street parking on Sunday's will be scrapped - which may bring in an extra £400,000 per year. Wardens are already working on a Sunday - so this will save on staffing costs too.

The raises and details were presented by City Treasurer Allan Gow as he went through his budget.

Nursery charges are also being increased - raising to £4 and then £5 per hour.

Nursery hikes could raise up to £1.25million per year.

Labour slammed the charges with Group leader Frank McAveety, saying:

"The SNP is doubling charges for accessing nursery provision and twice the rate of inflation for burials and cremations.

“There has been little discussion with education services about the nursery charge. It’s a good hourly rate just now but within a year it will double to £5 an hour.

"You can’t one the one hand say you are protecting the most vulnerable then charge more for nursery provision.”

Frank McAveety continued:

“Labour’s proposals were greener than the Greens, more progressive than the SNP and more business friendly than the Tories.”
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.