• Tuesday 5 Mar 2013

    “Council files for bankruptcy!”

    Our voice of Buckinghamshire Business this week is:
    Andrew Grant, Chief Executive, Aylesbury Vale District Council.

    Does your business heart sink or soar when you read this headline?

    As councils grapple with financial pressures, I get the feeling there’s not too much sympathy for our predicament either from residents or businesses.

    However, just like you, we believe that we offer important and valued services to local residents and other businesses. What’s missing is the understanding that an institution such as ours can go out of business. Do you hear people say ‘that wouldn’t or couldn’t happen’ about your business? But that is the misconception about the public sector.