The cost of school meals in Dundee is set to increase as the council attempts to save money.
The local authority has been forced to make more than £10.3 million of savings to balance the books.
We reported that council tax will be raised by 3% if the budget is passed on Thursday, while residents will be asked to pay £35 a year to have their brown bins emptied.
School meals will increase by 5p a day, rising to £2.15 for primary school children and £2.25 for secondary pupils.
In addition, children attending a school breakfast club will have to pay £2 a day to do so – or £10 per week.
Voluntary redundancies will be offered across council departments, including in schools and nurseries.
It is hoped that more than £2m will be saved by a reorganisation of staffing structures.
Nursery assistants will be asked to take redundancy, in the hope they can be “redeployed” to positions funded by the Scottish Government, introduced because of Holyrood commitments to increase early years learning provision.
There will also be changes to parking fees, which the local authority hopes will raise at least £317,000.
It is not all doom and gloom, with musical instrument hire being scrapped for school pupils and a 3% pay increase for staff being proposed. Parking costs at Dudhope have also been slashed.