Councillors warned to make early travel plans to save cash... or else
GLASGOW councillors who consistently book travel arrangements at the last minute are to be outed under new cost-saving measures.
City chiefs have set up a new three-year deal worth £678,000 with Corporate Travel Management (North) Limited to book travel and accommodation for council staff.
The plan is to save around £7,000 each year on booking fees and by making travel arrangements early.
But those who make lastgasp bookings have been warned they risk losing out on visiting conferences and other events under the scheme.
Speaking to the city’s contracts and property committee, a spokesman for Glasgow City Council’s Corporate Procurement Unit said: “The earlier you book a flight or a train ticket the cheaper it is.
“Using a new monitoring tool, folk who are consistently booking late will be highlighted and reports will be going to the council management team.”