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Tories pledge to freeze council tax in Wales for at least two years

07 Apr 2021 2 minute read
Laura Anne Jones. Picture by the Welsh Conservatives.

The Conservatives have pledged to fund a council tax freeze for at least the first two years of the next Senedd term.

The party, which says it has ambition of freezing it for the full term, said it made the pledge because the pressures on household incomes are set to increase over the next few years as we recover from the pandemic.

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 serious 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.”

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