P-05-875 The Capping of Council Tax Rises in Wales



P-05-875 The Capping of Council Tax Rises in Wales


This petition was submitted by Tom MacLean having collected a total of 55 signatures.


Text of Petition

Conwy Council are seeking to levy a staggering 11 per cent council tax increase this coming tax year upon households. Other councils in Wales are also raising council tax by inflation busting levels.


I call upon the Assembly to cap council tax rises to the rate of inflation for two years. With child poverty and household debt rising the staggering increases in council tax cripple households.


Additional Information

Conwy Council has raised council tax by 5 per cent year on year but this year is seeking a staggering 11 per cent rise.


With too many low income households struggling it would be crushing to have this outrageous increase.


We are paying MORE for LESS and less services.


The same story across Wales.


A two year inflation only rise in council tax in Wales would give hard pressed households a breathing space.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/07/2019.

The Committee considered correspondence from the WLGA and from the petitioner and agreed to close the petition, given that council tax increases are a matter for local determination.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 07/05/2019.


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Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 01/04/2019