Saturday, 28 February 2009

THE THANET BUDGET


Lots of news on the blog sites about how the District Council's Budget will affect us all. I think it may help to put the matter into perspective:-

If you live in an 'average' band 'D' house it will cost an extra £7..80p a year. Any other rise comes from KCC, the Fire Authority, The Police Authority,and ,if applicable, your very own parish council or Charter trustees.

When you look at it like that I would contend that its a good budget.


7 comments:

Tony Beachcomber said...

Ken,

Is that US dollars I see in you piggy bank, are you trying to tell us something.

Ken Gregory said...

Tony,
I went for what I percieved to be strongest currency in six months time. It could have been Euro's, but definately not sterling!!

Ken Gregory said...

PS, presume it will soon be $7.80 increase

Tony Beachcomber said...

Ken

Thanks for the financial advice, anyway how are your Wiggins shares doing ?

Ken Gregory said...

Tony, I paid 3p each for the shares, (150£ worth of them) they managed to climb to the value of £2,500, and the the damn firm went bust! so they are now extinct. I have no shares in infratil, I would hate to put a curse upon them

Tony Beachcomber said...

Ken, You may have been better off buying Gold at the time. £150 could have bought you 3 Sovereigns (worth £450+ today) and probably enough change left over to buy a goat or something for the farm.

Matt B said...

What bothers me is not so much the budget planning as it's implementation. That glaring overspend seems to be the energy behind the latest round of sell-offs. A bit less of that if you please.