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Rennie comments on proposed parking charges

February 1, 2019 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the SNP's new car parking tax which exempts NHS workers but not teachers or other public service workers, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"This is a proposal that has been rushed out without proper thought.

"Workers may be concerned that they have to stump up cash with no guarantee it's going to be used to improve the public transport that they might use.

"In other places where this has been piloted at least you get new buses and tram routes to fill the gap left by cars.

"Teachers in particular will be affected by this new charge from the Greens and SNP as it will wipe out their long-awaited pay rise.

"It will make recruiting specialist teachers even more difficult."