Uni­tary coun­cils would save money

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

In re­sponse to our spe­cial re­port and web cov­er­age of Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil’s bud­get plans. UKIP is the of­fi­cial op­po­si­tion at County Hall.

We’re not nec­es­sar­ily against bor­row­ing to fix roads (and foot­paths), but would like to see more de­tail, and would hope the jobs cre­ated would go to lo­cals.

Large-scale im­mi­gra­tion has put pres­sure on ser­vices, in­clud­ing schools, at a time when we know money is tight. De­spite this, the per­son head­ing the coun­cil is on a £250,000 pa pack­age, with oth­ers on six-fig­ure salaries!

We seem to have plenty of money for Europe and for­eign aid – we’re happy with hu­man­i­tar­ian aid and dis­as­ter re­lief, but would be look­ing for big sav­ings in both ar­eas.

Look­ing at a move to uni­tary coun­cils would save money, by re­mov­ing a tier of gov­ern­ment with­out cut­ting ser­vices.

TIM SCOTT UKIP par­lia­men­tary can­di­date

South Bucks

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