Wefan Gymraeg

Labour-Plaid Council Tax Reforms Avoid Real Change

Responding to plans outlined by Labour and Plaid Cymru to launch a revaluation of council tax across Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have stated the proposals don't go far enough and skirt around reform rather than implementing the systemic change needed. 

Commenting Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:

"We currently have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make real changes to council tax in Wales.

"Despite both Plaid Cymru and Labour previously pledging to work towards a land value tax to replace the outdated council tax system, these proposals don't seem to bring us any closer to the systemic changes needed.

"Reforms must go beyond a simple revaluation and the changing of tax bands.

"I am also seriously concerned that should re-evaluation go-ahead during a period of extremely inflated property prices such as the one we are experiencing now, these proposals could hurt the very people they are designed to help."

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