Councils in Wales will put up the Council Tax by an average of 3.6% this year – more than twice the projected increase for England of 1.6% mentioned in the post below.
Conservative Welsh Assembly member and Shadow Local Government Minister Darren Millar is clear about where the blame lies. He says:
“Thanks to this corner cutting Labour-Plaid Cymru coalition council tax bills in Wales will rise by more than twice the amount of that in England.
“The historically low financial settlement imposed on councils by the Assembly Government is forcing hard working householders and pensioners to make up the shortfall in town hall coffers.
“This will inevitably mean councils will be forced to make cuts in frontline services, putting schools, libraries, leisure centres and weekly bin collections at risk.”