£425 MILLION TO BE PAID OUT THIS YEAR ACROSS SCOTLAND – ROBBING MONEY FROM VITAL SERVICES
Labour’s disastrous PFI schools scheme continues to cost South Lanarkshire Council millions of pounds every year, analysis by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has revealed – proving they are a party which cannot be trusted to manage vital public services.
The duff deals made by Labour during their time in power at Holyrood will cost local authorities across £426.8 million in this financial year – with South Lanarkshire Council facing an estimated £33.2 million unitary charge for 2017/18, demonstrating Labour’s short-term thinking and profligate use of public money.
Linda Fabiani, MSP for East Kilbride has slammed Labour’s toxic legacy, which continues to rob our local authority of vital funding for education and other public services. The total nationwide cost of the toxic PFI legacy across all projects topped £1 billion in 2015/16, with this figure continuing to rise.
Commenting, Linda said:
“The toxic legacy that Labour’s PFI deals cost South Lanarkshire Council millions of pounds every year – proving once again that only the SNP can be trusted to deliver on education and local funding.
“It is increasingly clear that we are still paying for the mess that Labour left over a decade ago – with payments in 2017/18 to be as high as £426.8 million across all our council areas. Sadly, South Lanarkshire have the second highest level of payments for PFI projects – behind Glasgow City Council. Residents continue to pay a heavy price for Labour’s financial incompetence – money which could be better spent on vital services.”