Labour Government won’t rule out council tax hike on widows and single parents
Following the news that the majority of Labour councils across Wales could be plotting to scrap the council tax discount for households that are single-person occupied, Shadow Minister for Local Government, Sam Rowlands MS said:
“Labour could be attempting to extract money from people with the least financial security, all whilst their councils are hoarding over £2.75 billion in useable reserves.
“If the single person discount is not preserved, widows and single-parent households will be significantly impacted, with their council tax going up by 33% if Labour pursues this preposterous proposal.
“This additional 33% council tax rise is especially senseless when councils across Wales have already hiked council tax this financial year, a year in which families across Wales are dealing with cost-of-living challenges.