UPDATE: Local politicians have come out against the rise.
The council have recently voted down an increase of 9.5%
We can stop it with your help. Sign the petition below!
Powys County Council were planning to raise council tax by 12% - a 9.5% rise has recently been voted down by the council.
For a Band D property this means households will pay an extra £176.47 (at 12%) in 2019-20. This is a scandalous rise in council tax and will put many households under even more financial strain. At a time when the cost of living is already expensive enough it is totally unacceptable.
How the council wastes your money:
- Our latest edition of the Town Hall Rich List shows that 8 Powys County Council (PCC) employees received salaries in excess of £100,000 in 2016/17.
- The same research also shows that the chief executive of PCC was paid £189,000 in 2016/17
- PCC spent £37,000 on a new Audi A6 for the chairman of the council.
- PCC spent £34,000 on a refurbished cafeteria to allow staff to work in a more “agile” manner.
- PCC recently hired a new Corporate Director on a salary of between £95,000 to £102,000.