Have your say on Milton Keynes Council's draft budget proposals

Milton Keynes Council is asking for residents for their opinions.

Feedback on MK Council's draft budget proposals must be in by 31 January 2022.

The draft budget for 2022 is focused on "putting people and services first".

The main proposes for the 2022 budget include:

  • A below inflation 3.75% increase in Council Tax (1.99% Council Tax and 1.76% adult social care precept).
  • The use of £3m of reserves to cover one-off reductions in income due to Covid-19 and spending pressures.
  • Efficiency and productivity savings of £2m.

In addition, it also proposed:

  • Continued investment in support for vulnerable young people and families
  • Extra support for emergency accommodation for homeless families and rough-sleepers
  • Additional funding for specialist autism and mental health services.
  • Extra funding to retain weekly general waste collections
  • Boost recycling and roll out wheelie bins across the city in 2023
  • Increased funding to reduce fly-tipping and litter and to tackle rodent issues
  • Money to improve landscaping and the appearance of grid roads
  • Investment in more gully, drain and flood prevention works to mitigate the impact of climate change.

You can read more about the budget here.

To give your feedback on the Council's draft budget you can either:

  • Emailing MK Council at budget@milton-keynes.gov.uk
  • Leaving a comment on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #budgetMK
  • Or you can writing to the following address: Finance, Milton Keynes Council, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ

Milton Keynes Council reveal this year's draft budget proposals