THE SNP and Greens have done a deal to pass a budget at Glasgow City Council.

The Greens demanded climate action for their support as well as a commitment to seek a fairer settlement for Glasgow from the Scottish Government.

Councillors are due to meet this afternoon to hear the proposals. The SNP needed the support of one other party to get its plans passed.

Susan Aitken, council leader, said: I’m very pleased that, following very constructive discussions, the SNP and Green groups have been able to reach an agreement on a budget for Glasgow that will protect education and other frontline services, progress community empowerment and position the city to respond effectively to the climate emergency.

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“The SNP’s own budget already made significant provision to enable the Council to have the resource and expertise it needs to drive forward climate action and the Green amendment has enhanced that further.

“We have agreed to work together to progress a number of areas for the benefit of the city in the coming months, including the detail of a Green Deal for Glasgow, and I look forward to those future conversations.”

Kim Long and Alan Young of the Greens said: “We needed this budget to make a significant down payment on the massive investment and political commitment that will be required in the years ahead.

"We are therefore pleased to have reached agreement on a package of measures that will deliver climate action for Glasgow.”