Budget proposals including freezing of the council tax on property in Bucks in 2012 could get a green light as the Council cabinet gets close to approving the 2012/2013 net revenue budget plans.
Should the proposals be approved, the council’s plans for the next three years will proceed for further consultations involving the residents, business groups and other important partners. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee of the Council will also review the plans before they go to the full council meeting on 16th February 2012 where the budgets will be finalised.
Martin Tett, the Council leader, said developing the initial budget was a difficult and challenging process especially considering that demand for public services is increasing while resources to fund them are reducing. Tett revealed that the Council will be making additional investments in certain areas that matter to the residents including roads and pavements, and improving the work of utility companies. He confirmed that they expect to deliver a freeze on the council tax on property in Bucks yet again in the coming year, indicating that this will make a small yet significant difference to people’s pockets at a time where household bills are rising.