Unitary councils would save money
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