SOUTH Lanarkshire Council are set to make over £10,000 by increasing licensing fees.
The cost of applying for or renewing a wide variety of licences will soon rise by around 2.9 percent, the rate of inflation.
Licences for taxi drivers will increase by £10, street traders will pay an extra £6, window cleaners will see their fee rise by £3 and market operators will see their licence cost between £11 and £17 more.
The fee for a replacement place, which has been priced at £10 for several years, will double to reflect the cost of providing the replacement.
A new £10 fee is also being introduced for replacement door stickers due to the high number of requests for duplicates.
Despite the individual increases being relatively small, the council will make approximately £10, 405 in revenue from the rises.
This is the first increase in licensing fees since 2008.
There was no rise last year due to the low rate of inflation, however, the council claim with the inflation rate currently running at 2.9 per cent, it has now become necessary to increase the fees.