Conservative councillor Lee Wares asked the Council to consider reducing trader permit charges during the Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee last night.
Noting a surplus from parking charges and fines in the previous financial year, Conservative councillor Lee Wares asked for any future surplus to consider being used to reduce the cost of trader permits in the city. The surplus last year was nearly £500k after transport project borrowing costs, concession bus passes and subsidised bus routes had been paid for.
Speaking after the Committee Cllr Wares said “I am pleased that the Council agreed to consider this. Conservatives will always back business and enterprise in the city and reducing trader permit costs will help our local economy thrive. If the council finds itself with a surplus that can be used to ease the pressure on local traders and their customers, then it makesabsolute sense to pass that on.”