TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Pembrokeshire council reducing record rate rise

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Responding to Pembrokeshire county council passing an amended council tax rise of 12.5 per cent after a TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign, Benjamin Elks, grassroots development manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Local residents will be giving a sigh of relief that this record rate rise, the highest in Wales since 2000, has been amended following a TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign.

“While council tax will still increase by a significant amount, the people of Pembrokeshire have been spared the worst of the council’s greed.

“All town halls should take note, we will not stand idly by while you punish residents for your own failings. Never again should Pembrokeshire County Council consider hammering local taxpayers in this way.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Joanna Marchong
Investigations Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayer’s Alliance ran a campaign in Pembrokeshire against the proposed council tax rise, where they handed out thousands of leaflets and produced research which revealed that it would be the largest rise in Wales since 2000-01. Pictures of the campaign are available on request.
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