Murdo Fraser praises 'extremely helpful' Council Budget

Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser praised Perth and Kinross Council for their “extremely helpful” £1.3 million investment in business support along with money provided to boost education in the region.

The local authority announced a raft of measures to help businesses, including a freeze on car parking, investment in the High Street, a Perth and Kinross marketing campaign and microgrants for small business.

Commenting, Mr Fraser said: “This business support shows the commitment of the council to help local businesses recover from the financial impact of Covid. The local authority have taken cognisance of just how serious the situation is facing many local businesses and have to commended for doing so.

“However, the fact that SNP Councillors voted against this funding is frankly shocking and shameful.”

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