Council Tax increases of 5 per cent in Wales

February 19, 2014 2:18 PM

Welsh Councils are in the process of setting their budgets and many are proposing big hikes in Council Tax of up to 5 per cent.

Swansea has already approved a 5 per cent increase. This is the same Swansea council that recently limited the amount of bin bags households can leave out for already heavily curtailed fortnightly bin collections.

These hikes are bad news for local taxpayers who have seen services cut but are still paying more for the privilege. Many councils across the border have frozen Council Tax yet Welsh residents are getting hit with inflation busting hikes. Councils have to make savings but waste is still alto common across local government as huge pay-outs continue to senior staff and schemes used for aesthetics are given priority over hard-working families.

Ceredigion’s County Council is another authority proposing a 5 per cent increase.

The Taxpayers Alliance will be holding a protest outside Ceredigion’s County Council offices in Aberaeron in response to this proposed hike. We hope that you can join us. If you can help support the campaign against council tax increases in Wales, get in touch.

What: Ceredigion Council Tax action day

Where: Ceredigion County Council, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0PA

When: Thursday 20th February at 9.00am

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