Buckinghamshire Budget Calculator

Buckinghamshire County Council have to save £55 million by 2014 because of government cuts.

Now they want to know what level council tax should be set at, where the money should go and which services people value the most.

They have started a consultation - Your Money, Your Choice - with feedback gathered during the survey used to help set the council's budget for 2012/2013.

As well as a questionnaire, there's also an online budget simulator. It allows people to alter the levels of spending in different service areas and to see how increasing or decreasing spending raises or lowers the amount of council tax needed.

Martin Phillips, Buckinghamshire County Council's Member for Community Engagement said;

"There are several ways in which people can get involved, they can either complete the online or paper survey, try setting council spending on the budget simulator, or join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

"We really want to hear what people think - it's more important than ever that people talk to us and let us know what matters to them, where they think money could be saved and where spending should be maintained."

Full details on the budget plans and the consultation are available here. The consultation closes on the 13th of November.

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