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Welsh Conservatives pledge to freeze council tax for at least two years

Welsh Conservatives have today confirmed it will fund a council tax freeze for at least the first two years of the next Senedd term, with the ambition of freezing for the full term.

Council Tax in Wales under Labour has more than trebled since 1998, whilst they’ve failed to give communities more power over excessive council tax rises.

With pressures on household incomes set to increase over the next few years as we recover from the pandemic, Welsh Conservatives will ensure more money is kept in the pockets of hardworking people and families in Wales.

Commenting, Welsh Conservative local government spokesperson and South East Wales candidate, Laura Anne Jones said: 

“Across Wales, communities have come together during the pandemic to support the most vulnerable in society and to fight Covid-19. 

“As we begin to see glimmers of optimism in our fight against the virus ,the economic and cost of living ramifications will begin to hit home, and people across Wales are now worried about future bills.

“To ease these concerns, Welsh Conservatives will freeze council tax bills for at least the first two years of the next Senedd term, with the ambition of freezing it for the next five years. 

“More money in people’s back pockets means more money in local tills and consequently more support for Wales’ economic recovery.

“Welsh Conservatives will support people with the cost of living in Wales and help families get back on their feet after the difficulties of the past 12 months.”